Perlin Family History

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Perlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Perle (see Perel) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. German: from a pet form of Bernhard or a habitational name from a place so named near Schwerin, Mecklenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Serlin, Berlin, Merlin, Persin, Belin, Perin, Gervin, Perrin, Person

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Perlin Family Origin

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Perlin Family Occupations

What did your Perlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Stone Mason were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perlin. The most common Perlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Perlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Stone Mason


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Perlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perlin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perlin. 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 623 military records available for the last name Perlin. For the veterans among your Perlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perlin Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Perlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Perlin in 1963 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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