Joslin Family History

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Joslin Name Meaning

English: from an Old French personal name imported into England by the Normans in the forms Goscelin, Gosselin, Joscelin. For the most part it is from the Germanic personal name Gauzelin, a diminutive from a short form of the various compound names having as their first element the tribal name Gaut (apparently the same word as Old English Geatas, the Scandinavian people to which Beowulf belonged, and also akin to the ethnic name Goth). However, the name also came to be considered as a pet form of Old French Josse (see Joyce).

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

Similar surnames: Maslin, Jolin, Goslin, Olin, Collin, Gosling, Polin, Molin, Jodoin

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Joslin Family Origin

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Joslin Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Joslin. 11% of Joslin men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Joslin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Joslin were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Shop Assistant
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Joslin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Joslin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joslin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Joslin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Joslin. For the veterans among your Joslin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Joslin Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Joslin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Joslin in 1943 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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