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Marine Family History

Marine Surname Meaning

French: feminine form or perhaps a variant of Marin and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Catalan (Mariné): variant of Mariner ‘sailor’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marin, Mariner, Marino, Maine, Marie, Maline, Moline, Marines, Marone

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Where is the Marine family from?

You can see how Marine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marine families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 51 Marine families living in Quebec. This was about 53% of all the recorded Marine's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Marine families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marine surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marine ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Marine. 39% of Marine men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Marine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Marine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Marine. For the veterans among your Marine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marine lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Marine in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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