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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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    3%
  • Bricklayers Laborer

    2%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lavin family was Bricklayers Labourer. The most common Lavin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Lavin's were Labourers. Labourer, Shoemaker and Bricklayers Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavin.

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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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