Askin Family History

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Askin Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name, Askin or Asketin, a pet form of Asketill, Askell, which is of Old Norse origin and related to Haskin and Haskell.

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

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

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Askin Family Origin

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Askin Family Occupations

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 UK 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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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

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Askin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Askin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Askin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Askin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Askin Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Askin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Askin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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