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Serlin Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Sere a variant of Sore ‘Sarah’ (see Sorin ) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Perlin, Merlin, Berlin, Belin, Merin, Selin, Sellin, Newlin, Gervin

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Where is the Serlin family from?

You can see how Serlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Serlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Serlin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Serlin families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 60% of all the recorded Serlin's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Serlin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Serlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Serlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Serlin. 45% of Serlin men worked as a Salesman and 31% of Serlin women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Serlin were Delivery Boy and Owner. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Delivery Boy

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Owner
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Serlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Serlin 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Serlin. 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 203 military records available for the last name Serlin. For the veterans among your Serlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Serlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Serlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Serlin in 1963 was 64, and 65 in 2004.

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