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Lakin Family History

Lakin Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Jewish Leykin (from Belarus), a metronymic from Leyke, a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Leye, from the Hebrew female personal name Lea, from which English Leah is derived (see Genesis 29: 16) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lawrence. Compare Law 1 and Larkin.

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

289,353 Historical Documents with Lakin on Ancestry.com
68,511 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,825 Military Records
4,003 Immigration Records
39,859 Census and Voter Lists
171,155 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lakin Families

  • Number of Lakin families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lakin families
     233 - 463
     78 - 232
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lakin families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lakin Family Origin

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Lakin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lakin

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Lakin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Lakin Civil War Service Records

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