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Carlin Name Meaning

Irish (now also common in Scotland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall. French: from a pet form of Charles. Swedish: probably a habitational name from any of various places named with Karl- or from the personal name + -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names (originally Latin -inus ‘descendant of’). Italian (Venice): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karlin. German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Karlin, Carling, Carline, Carlino, Larkin, Markin, Curlin, Ballin

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Where is the Carlin family from?

You can see how Carlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carlin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Carlin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Carlin's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Carlin families in 1840.
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What did your Carlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carlin. 13% of Carlin men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Carlin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carlin were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Carlin. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Carlin. For the veterans among your Carlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carlin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Carlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carlin in 1941 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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