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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lavin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lavin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lavin Family Origin

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Lavin Family Occupations

What did your Lavin ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker

  • Bricklayers Laborer

  • Bricklayers Labourer


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Lavin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Lavin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavin 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavin. 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 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

What is the average Lavin lifespan?

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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