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Deakin Name Meaning

English:: variant of Deacon . variant of Dicken .

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


Similar surnames: Eakin, Deakyne, Drain, Meakin, Dean, Akin, Deskin, Dakan, Hearin

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Where is the Deakin family from?

You can see how Deakin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deakin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deakin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Deakin families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Deakin's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Deakin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deakin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deakin. 22% of Deakin men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Deakin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deakin were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Deakin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deakin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Deakin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Deakin. For the veterans among your Deakin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deakin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Deakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Deakin in 1955 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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