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Medlin Name Meaning

English and Cornish: variant of Medlen . Czech (Medlín): derivative of Medla a name perhaps a nickname from mdlý ‘faint’ or an occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead from med ‘honey mead’.

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


Similar surnames: Melin, Modlin, Merlin, Medley, Newlin, Maslin, Belin, Edlin, Medlen

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Where is the Medlin family from?

You can see how Medlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Medlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Medlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Medlin families living in North Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Medlin's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Medlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Medlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Medlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Medlin. 25% of Medlin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Medlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Medlin were Operator and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Spinner
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Medlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medlin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Medlin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Medlin. For the veterans among your Medlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Medlin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Medlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Medlin in 1943 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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