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Meskin Family History

Meskin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus and Lithuania): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Meske, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin). Muslim: from Arabic meskin ‘poor’, ‘humble’.

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


Similar surnames: Peskin, Eskin, Miskin, Merlin, Mirkin, Temkin, Belkin, Henkin, Haskin

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Where is the Meskin family from?

You can see how Meskin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meskin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Meskin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Meskin family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Meskin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meskin families in 1911.
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What did your Meskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Rabbi was the top reported job for people in the US named Meskin. 43% of Meskin men worked as a Rabbi.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Rabbi
    43%
  • Accountant
    29%
  • Tailor
    29%
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What Meskin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 824 census records available for the last name Meskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meskin 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Meskin. 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 185 military records available for the last name Meskin. For the veterans among your Meskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meskin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Meskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Meskin in 1962 was 72, and 84 in 2003.

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