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Arkin Family History

Arkin Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from Arke an eastern Yiddish pet form of the personal name Aaron . It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Orkin, Markin, Larkin, Harkin, Parkin, Arko, Askin, Haskin, Laskin

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Where is the Arkin family from?

You can see how Arkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 57 Arkin families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Arkin's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Arkin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Arkin. 87% of Arkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Domestic Servant
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arkin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 809 military records available for the last name Arkin. For the veterans among your Arkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arkin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Arkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arkin in 1959 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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