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Austin Family History

Austin Name Meaning
English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus. This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin.

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

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Name Distribution of Austin Families

  • Number of Austin families
     861 - 1,720
     288 - 860
     1 - 287
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Austin families
     1,493 - 2,983
     498 - 1,492
     1 - 497
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Austin families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Austin Family Origin

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Austin Immigration Information

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Austin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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