Heskin Family History

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Heskin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiscin, which has also been Anglicized as Waters, although it is unlikely to have been derived from uisce ‘water’. Scandinavian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Haskin, Heslin, Diskin, Heekin, Harkin, Meskin, Hoskin, Eskin, Hesson

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Heskin Family Origin

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Heskin Family Occupations

What did your Heskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Steel Smelter Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Heskin. 50% of Heskin men worked as a Steel Smelter Heavy Worker and 73% of Heskin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heskin were Cotton Spinner and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Steel Smelter Heavy Worker
  • Cotton Spinner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid House Duties
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Cotton Weaver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heskin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heskin 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 447 immigration records available for the last name Heskin. 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 180 military records available for the last name Heskin. For the veterans among your Heskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heskin Life Expectancy

What is the average Heskin lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Heskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Heskin in 1964 was 73, and 77 in 2003.

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