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Orkin Family History

Orkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Orke a pet form of Aaron + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Arkin, Sorkin, Markin, Dworkin, Eskin, Brin, Okin, Onken, Larkin

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Where is the Orkin family from?

You can see how Orkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Orkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Orkin families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Orkin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Orkin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Orkin. 29% of Orkin men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Orkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orkin were Musician and Stenographer. .

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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
    29%
  • Live Stock Dealer
    13%
  • Owner
    8%
  • Musician
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Sales Clerk
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Orkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orkin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orkin. 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 270 military records available for the last name Orkin. For the veterans among your Orkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orkin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Orkin in 1945 was 23, and 53 in 2004.

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