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Marlin Name Meaning

French and English: variant of Merlin .

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

Similar surnames: Merlin, Harlin, Marin, Marling, Martin, Markin, Maslin, Mallin, Malin

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Where is the Marlin family from?

You can see how Marlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Marlin families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Marlin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Marlin families in 1911.
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What did your Marlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Marlin. 48% of Marlin men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Marlin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marlin were Laborer and School Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Marlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marlin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Marlin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Marlin. For the veterans among your Marlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marlin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Marlin in 1944 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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