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Mirkin Family History

Mirkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mirke a pet form of the Biblical Hebrew name Miryam which is of uncertain etymology perhaps from a word meaning ‘wished-for child’ from an Egyptian root mrj with the addition of the Hebrew feminine diminutive suffix -am (compare Maria ). The surname is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Markin, Sirkin, Itkin, Merlin, Minkin, Zipkin, Witkin, Meskin, Miskin

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Where is the Mirkin family from?

You can see how Mirkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mirkin family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Mirkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Mirkin families living in Massachusetts. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mirkin's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Mirkin families in 1920.
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What did your Mirkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mirkin. 45% of Mirkin men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Mirkin women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mirkin were Proprietor and Typist. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Tailor
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Typist
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mirkin. 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 275 military records available for the last name Mirkin. For the veterans among your Mirkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mirkin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Mirkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mirkin in 1960 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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