Dakin Family History

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Dakin Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Midlands): from a pet form of Day 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Daykin, Eakin, Makin, Lakin, Davin, Darin, Itkin, Malkin, Matkin

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Dakin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dakin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dakin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dakin Family Origin

Where is the Dakin family from?

Dakin Family Occupations

What did your Dakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dakin. A less common occupation for the Dakin family was Laborer. The most common Dakin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Dakin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Dakin Historical Records

What Dakin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Dakin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dakin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dakin. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dakin. For the veterans among your Dakin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dakin Life Expectancy

What is the average Dakin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dakin in 1957 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dakin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dakin 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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