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Curlin Name Meaning

English: variant of Curling . Americanized form of German or Irish Kerlin . Croatian (Ćurlin and Čurlin): nickname from the bird name ćurlin or čurlin ‘plover (Charadrius pluvialis)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carlin, Curvin, Curling, Burlin, Cullin, Juhlin, Caplin, Norlin

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Where is the Curlin family from?

You can see how Curlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Curlin families living in Tennessee. This was about 27% of all the recorded Curlin's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Curlin families in 1840.
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What did your Curlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Curlin. 34% of Curlin men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Curlin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curlin were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Curlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curlin 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Curlin. 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 802 military records available for the last name Curlin. For the veterans among your Curlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curlin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Curlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Curlin in 1953 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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