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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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In 1939, Master Tailor was the top reported job for people in the UK named Karlin.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Tailor

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Karlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Karlin in 1957 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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