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Askin Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name Askin a shortened form of the Norman personal name Asketin a pet form of Asketill Askell which is of Old Norse origin and related to Haskell . English: variant of Askerne a habitational name from Askern in Campsall near Doncaster (Yorkshire). The placename denoted a house (Old English ærn) by an ash tree (Old English æsc influenced or substituted by Old Norse askr). English and Irish: variant of Heskin . English: variant of Haskin with the same meaning as 1 above. Turkish (Aşkın): ornamental name or nickname from aşkın ‘exceeding’.

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

Similar surnames: Astin, Haskin, Aslin, Atkin, Laskin, Maslin, Baskin, Larkin, Arkin

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Where is the Askin family from?

You can see how Askin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Askin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Askin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 129 Askin families living in Yorkshire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Askin's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Askin families in 1891.
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What did your Askin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Askin. 43% of Askin men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Askin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Askin were Colliery Hewer and Cotton Weaver. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Cotton Weaver
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Askin. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Askin. For the veterans among your Askin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Askin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Askin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Askin in 1945 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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