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Palin Surname Meaning

French: habitational name from (Le) Palin the name of several places mainly in the western part of France. English: variant of Paulin ; with late Middle English -a(y)- for -au-. Swedish: ornamental or habitational name formed with the root of Latin palus ‘wetland’ (alluding to placenames such as Kärr meaning ‘marsh’ and Mossarp named with mosse ‘marsh’) + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’. This surname is also found in Finland where it is more common than in Sweden and where it may also be derived from placenames such as Palus and Palo. Compare Pallin .

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


Similar surnames: Malin, Papin, Paulin, Polin, Dalin, Cain, Salin, Balin, Valin, Falin

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Where is the Palin family from?

You can see how Palin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Palin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 523 Palin families living in Cheshire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Palin's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Palin families in 1891.
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What did your Palin 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 Palin. 10% of Palin men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Palin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palin were General Farm Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Window Cleaner
    6%
  • General Farm Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Palin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Palin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Palin in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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