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Curtin Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín ‘son of Cruitín’ a byname for a hunchback (see McCurtain ). English (of Norman origin): from a diminutive of Old French curt ‘short’. Compare Court Possibly also French: variant of Courtin a derivative of Court . It is very rare in France.

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


Similar surnames: Durkin, Curtis, Hartin, Cartin, Murrin, Carlin, Currie, Curtain

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Where is the Curtin family from?

You can see how Curtin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curtin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curtin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Curtin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Curtin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Curtin families in 1840.
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What did your Curtin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Curtin. 12% of Curtin men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Curtin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curtin were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Curtin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curtin 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Curtin. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Curtin. For the veterans among your Curtin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curtin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Curtin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Curtin in 1943 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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