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Balkin Family History

Balkin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).

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


Similar surnames: Belkin, Zalkin, Baskin, Salkin, Malkin, Ballin, Balin, Bassin, Galkin

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Where is the Balkin family from?

You can see how Balkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balkin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Balkin family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Balkin's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Balkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balkin. 31% of Balkin men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Balkin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balkin were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    31%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Balkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balkin 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Balkin. 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 329 military records available for the last name Balkin. For the veterans among your Balkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balkin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Balkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Balkin in 1956 was 44, and 90 in 2004.

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