Kin Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Kin, Kinna, which is a shortened form of any of various Old English names beginning with Cyne ‘royal’, for example Cynesige (see Kinsey). Dutch: nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin. Dutch: from Middle Dutch kinne ‘kin’. Hungarian: nickname from kín ‘pain’. Variant of Korean Kim.

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

Similar surnames: Kinn, Kind, Kan, King, Min, Ken, Din, Ing, Pin, Kint

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Kin Family Origin

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Kin Family Occupations

What did your Kin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, General Laborer and Messenger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kin. The most common Kin occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 25% of Kin's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Kin family was Porter (Leather Merchant).

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  • Blacksmith

  • General Laborer

  • Messenger

  • Porter (Leather Merchant)


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Kin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Kin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kin 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kin. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kin. For the veterans among your Kin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kin Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Kin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kin in 1951 was 47, and 74 in 2003.

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