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Palin Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh patronymic ap Heilyn ‘son of Heilyn’, which is probably a derivative of a word meaning ‘to serve at table’. English: habitational name from Palling in Norfolk or Poling in Sussex. These were named in Old English with the personal names Pælli and Pal respectively, + -ingas ‘followers of’, ‘dependants of’. French: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Malin, Papin, Paulin, Polin, Dalin, Cain, Salin, Balin, Valin, Falin

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Palin Family Origin

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Palin Family Occupations

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In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palin. A less common occupation for the Palin family was Butcher. The most common Palin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Palin's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Butcher


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Palin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Palin. For the veterans among your Palin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palin Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Palin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Palin in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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