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Slavin Surname Meaning

Irish (Tyrone and Monaghan): shortened form of O'Slavin an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sléibhín ‘descendant of Sléibhín’ a name probably derived from a diminutive of sliabh ‘mountain’ (perhaps originally a short form of Donnshléibhe; see Dunleavy ). Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Slave (from the Slavic word slava ‘glory fame praise’) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. English: from Middle English sclavin(e) ‘pilgrim's cloak or mantle’ (Old French esclavine) applied as a nickname perhaps for a pilgrim or for someone who made or sold such garments.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lavin, Savin, Slovin, Lakin, Clavin, Slatkin, Flavin, Levin, Glavin

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Where is the Slavin family from?

You can see how Slavin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slavin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Slavin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 69 Slavin families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Slavin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Slavin families in 1891.
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What did your Slavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Slavin. 40% of Slavin men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Slavin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slavin were Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    40%
  • Textile Heavy Worker
    20%
  • Joiner
    20%
  • Cabinet Maker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    4%
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What is the average Slavin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Slavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Slavin in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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