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Belin Name Meaning

Czech (Belín): either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Bela (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named. Serbian: variant of Belan. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic 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, Belan, Melin, Belman, Berlin, Belle, Bellin, Balkin, Helin

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Where is the Belin family from?

You can see how Belin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Belin families living in South Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Belin's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Belin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belin. 31% of Belin men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Belin women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belin were Farm Laborer and Cook.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Belin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Belin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Belin. For the veterans among your Belin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Belin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belin in 1946 was 21, and 63 in 2004.

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