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Austin Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus. This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin.

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


Similar surnames: Austen, Justin, Dustin, Autin, Gustin, Agustin, Alston, Astin, Aubin

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Austin Family Origin

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Austin Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Austin family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Austin. The most common Austin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Austin's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Austin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Austin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Austin. For the veterans among your Austin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Austin Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Austin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Austin in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Austin 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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