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Sabin Family History

Sabin Surname Meaning

English (Warwickshire and Northamptonshire): from the Middle English personal name Sabin (from Latin Sabinus; see 2 below) or its female equivalent Sabine (from Latin Sabina). In medieval England the feminine form was always more popular as a personal name. French: from the Old French personal name Sabin from Latin Sabinus. The name was originally referred to the Sabines an ancient Italic people of central Italy whose name is of uncertain origin. In the 8th century BC the Romans slaughtered the Sabine menfolk and carried off the women. More influential as far as name-giving is concerned was the existence of several early Christian saints named Sabinus. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sabháin ‘descendant of Sabhán’ a personal name based on sabh ‘cub’. As an Irish surname this has mostly been absorbed into Savage . Galician: habitational name from either of two places called Sabín in A Coruña and Ourense formed with the name of the ancient owner (villa Sabini). Probably also an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Savin, Babin, Satin, Sabina, Stein, Sabine, Rubin, Sabino, Sabat

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You can see how Sabin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sabin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sabin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 43 Sabin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Sabin's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Sabin families in 1911.
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What did your Sabin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sabin. 67% of Sabin men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sabin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sabin in 1953 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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