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Levin Family History

Levin Name Meaning

Jewish (mainly from Lithuania and Belarus): variant of Levy formed with the Slavic possesive suffix -in in place of the original ending. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the German personal name Levin (see 4 below). As a Jewish name it sometimes represents a pet form of western Yiddish ‘lion’ (compare Lowe ). Russian: patronymic from Lëva a pet form of the personal name Lev. German: from the ancient Germanic personal name represented by Old English Lēofwine composed of the elements lēof ‘dear beloved’ + wine ‘friend’. See also Lewin

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


Similar surnames: Lewin, Lavin, Leven, Lein, Nevin, Levins, Levina, Levis, Wein, Savin

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Where is the Levin family from?

You can see how Levin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 95 Levin families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Levin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Levin families in 1891.
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What did your Levin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Levin. 25% of Levin men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 70% of Levin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levin were Tailor and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Cabinet Maker
    25%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    13%
  • Tailor
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Levin. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Levin. For the veterans among your Levin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Levin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Levin in 1948 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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