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Karlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Karlin, a suburb of Pinsk in Belarus, in which the Jews formed the majority of the population until the Holocaust. A well-known Hasidic sect originated in Karlin and at one time it attracted so many followers that a (now obsolete) Russian word for ‘Hasid’ was Karliner (of Yiddish origin). It is possible that at least some people taking this surname did so because they were members of this sect and not because they were born or lived in Karlin. German (also Kärlin) and Southern Slavic: from the personal name Karl (Slavic Karlo). See also Charles. Swedish: variant spelling of Carlin. Western Slavic: habitational name from places in Poland and Bohemia. Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala). Altered spelling of German Gerling.

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


Similar surnames: Carlin, Karlik, Ballin, Karlen, Kalin, Kalina, Kaplin, Markin, Kamin

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Karlin Family Origin

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Karlin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Chees. Manf.

    7%
  • Clerk In R.R. Freight Office

    7%
  • Clerk In Store

    7%

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In 1880, farmer, Chees. Manf. and Clerk In R.R. Freight Office were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karlin. A less common occupation for the Karlin family was Clerk In Store. The most common Karlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Karlin's were Farmers.

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