Dahlin Family History

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Dahlin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental form of Dahl, with the suffix -in, from the Latin adjectival ending -inius ‘relating to’.

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

Similar surnames: Dahlen, Sahlin, Ahlin, Dahling, Wahlin, Dalen, Dalin, Dahl, Ohlin

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Dahlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dahlin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dahlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Dahlin Family Origin

Where is the Dahlin family from?

Dahlin Family Occupations

What did your Dahlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Works In Saw Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahlin. A less common occupation for the Dahlin family was Moulder. The most common Dahlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Dahlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Works In Saw Mill

  • Moulder


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

Dahlin Historical Records

What Dahlin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dahlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahlin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dahlin. 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 Dahlin. For the veterans among your Dahlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahlin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dahlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dahlin in 1947 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dahlin 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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