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Vallin Name Meaning

Galician: Castilianized form of Galician Valín, a habitational name from any of the places so named in Galicia, from a derivative of val ‘valley’. French: topographic name for someone who lived in a small valley, from a diminutive of Old French val ‘valley’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named in Isère. Swedish: habitational name for someone from a place name formed with val (from Latin vallis ‘valley’, representing Swedish dal) or vall ‘grassy bank’, ‘pasture’, + the surname suffix -in, from Latin -inius.

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


Similar surnames: Ballin, Hallin, Valli, Valles, Kallin, Vallie, Valin, Albin, Alling

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Where is the Vallin family from?

You can see how Vallin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vallin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Vallin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Vallin families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Vallin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Vallin families in 1911.
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What did your Vallin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Vallin. 29% of Vallin men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Manager
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vallin. 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 213 military records available for the last name Vallin. For the veterans among your Vallin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vallin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Vallin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Vallin in 1960 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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