Follin Family History

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Follin Name Meaning

English: nickname from a diminutive of Old French folet ‘fool’. Irish: unexplained; possibly a variant of Phelan, itself a variant of Whelan. Swedish and Danish: from a short form of Follinius, a humanistic name of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Collin, Fellin, Fallin, Rollin, Molin, Ballin, Joslin, Bollin, Forkin

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Follin Family Origin

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Follin Family Occupations

What did your Follin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Follin family was Dock Labourer. The most common Follin occupation in the UK was Agr Lab. 25% of Follin's were Agr Labs. Agr Lab, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Follin.

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  • Agr Lab

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Dock Labourer


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

Follin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Follin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Follin 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 349 immigration records available for the last name Follin. 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 844 military records available for the last name Follin. For the veterans among your Follin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Follin Life Expectancy

What is the average Follin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Follin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Follin in 1958 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Follin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Follin 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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