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Albin Name Meaning

English, southern French, German (mainly Austrian), and Hungarian: from the personal name Albin (Latin Albinus, a derivative of albus ‘white’). The usual spelling of the French name is Aubin. The personal name was especially popular in Austria, Lombardy, and Savoy, where it absorbed the Germanic personal name Albuin (which is composed of the elements alb ‘elf’ + win ‘friend’). This was the name of the Lombard leader (died 572) who made himself king of northern Italy, and also of various saints, including a bishop of Brixen (Bressanone) in South Tyrol, whose name was confused with that of St. Aubin of Angers (see Aubin).

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


Similar surnames: Aubin, Alban, Alwin, Alvin, Rubin, Allin, Lein, Galvin, Babin, Alber

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Where is the Albin family from?

You can see how Albin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Albin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Albin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Albin families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Albin's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Albin families in 1840.
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What did your Albin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Albin. 22% of Albin men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Albin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Albin were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Albin. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Albin. For the veterans among your Albin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Albin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Albin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Albin in 1948 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

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