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Balin Family History

Balin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Balin, a village in Ukraine. Possibly French, from a pet form of Bal.

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


Similar surnames: Galin, Ballin, Malin, Babin, Bain, Balon, Bailin, Balik, Belin, Balan

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Where is the Balin family from?

You can see how Balin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Balin families living in Indiana. This was about 60% of all the recorded Balin's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Balin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balin. 23% of Balin men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Balin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balin were Manager and Packer.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Packer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Balin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balin 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 Balin. 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 500 military records available for the last name Balin. For the veterans among your Balin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Balin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Balin in 1955 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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