Medlin Family History

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Medlin Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): unexplained. Czech (Medlín): derivative of Medla, a name of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from mdlý ‘faint’, or an occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead from med ‘honey’, ‘mead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Melin, Modlin, Merlin, Medley, Newlin, Maslin, Belin, Edlin, Medlen

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Medlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Medlin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Medlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Medlin Family Origin

Where is the Medlin family from?

Medlin Family Occupations

What did your Medlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Medlin occupation in Canada was House Keeper. 100% of Medlin's were House Keepers.

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  • House Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Medlin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Medlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Medlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Medlin. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Medlin. For the veterans among your Medlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Medlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Medlin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Medlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Medlin in 1943 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Medlin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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