Claflin Family History

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Claflin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McLaughlin. The interchange between the sounds gh and f occurs in other Americanized Irish names, for example Murphy.

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

Similar surnames: Laflin, Carlin, Clavin, Glackin, Laurin, Mcclaflin, Gaffin, Caslin

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Claflin Family Origin

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Claflin Family Occupations

What did your Claflin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Claflin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Claflin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Claflin family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Claflin.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Claflin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Claflin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Claflin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claflin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Claflin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Claflin. For the veterans among your Claflin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claflin Life Expectancy

What is the average Claflin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Claflin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Claflin in 1947 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claflin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claflin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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