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Austin Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus. This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin.

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


Similar surnames: Austen, Justin, Dustin, Autin, Gustin, Agustin, Alston, Astin, Aubin

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Austin Family Origin

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Austin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Austin family was Farm Laborer. The most common Austin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Austin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Austin.

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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