Ballin Family History

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Ballin Name Meaning

German and Danish: habitational name for someone from a place so named near Neubrandenburg; the -in ending suggests Slavic origin. French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses, Old French ballin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Balin. Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places in Asturies named Vallín, from a diminutive of valle ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Vallin, Bellin, Balling, Ballon, Balin, Bailin, Hallin, Balkin, Babin

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Ballin Family Origin

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Ballin Family Occupations

What did your Ballin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ballin occupation in the UK was Agent. 9% of Ballin's were Agents. A less common occupation for the Ballin family was Brickmaker Lab. Agent, Artist Painter and Brick Maker Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballin.

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  • Agent

  • Artist Painter

  • Brick Maker Lab

  • Brickmaker Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ballin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ballin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ballin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballin 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 Ballin. 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 Ballin. For the veterans among your Ballin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballin Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ballin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ballin in 1959 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballin 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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