Lavin Family History

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Lavin Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Láimhín, a reduced form of Ó Flaithimhín ‘descendant of Flaithimhín’, a personal name from a diminutive of flaith ‘prince’, ‘ruler’. This name is sometimes translated Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’. English: from the medieval female personal name Lavin(a) (from Latin Lavinia, of unknown origin) . Spanish (Lavín): habitational name from Lavin, a place so named in the Santander province. Respelling of French Lavigne.

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

Similar surnames: Gavin, Savin, Glavin, Clavin, Slavin, Flavin, Lakin, Levin, Larkin

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Lavin Family Origin

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Lavin 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 Lavin. 34% of Lavin men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Lavin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavin were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

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

Lavin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lavin. For the veterans among your Lavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavin Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lavin in 1945 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

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