Carlin Family History

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Carlin Name Meaning

Irish (now also common in Scotland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall. French: from a pet form of Charles. Swedish: probably a habitational name from any of various places named with Karl- or from the personal name + -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names (originally Latin -inus ‘descendant of’). Italian (Venice): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karlin. German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Karlin, Carling, Carline, Carlino, Larkin, Markin, Curlin, Ballin

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Carlin Family Origin

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Carlin Family Occupations

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

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Grocer

  • Carter


In 1881, the most common Carlin occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Carlin's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Carlin family was Carter. Coal Miner, Labourer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carlin.

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Carlin Historical Records

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