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Dakin Family History

Dakin Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Midlands): from a pet form of Day 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Daykin, Eakin, Makin, Lakin, Davin, Darin, Itkin, Malkin, Matkin

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Where is the Dakin family from?

You can see how Dakin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dakin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dakin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 528 Dakin families living in Derbyshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Dakin's in the UK. Derbyshire had the highest population of Dakin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dakin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dakin. 7% of Dakin men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 73% of Dakin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dakin were Farmer and Private Means.

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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

  • Dairy Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Dakin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dakin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dakin. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dakin. For the veterans among your Dakin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dakin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dakin in 1957 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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