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Din Name Meaning

Muslim (mainly Pakistan): from the Arabic personal name Dīn from dīn ‘religion’ or a shortened form of any of the many Arabic names formed with the same word for example Saifuddin ‘sword of religion’ or Salahuddin ‘righteousness of religion’. Indian (northern states): nickname from Sanskrit dina ‘humble’. Cambodian: written ឌិន corresponding to the Khmer word of Thai origin meaning ‘tinsel’. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 丁 see Ding Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish din ‘thin’. Scottish (Aberdeenshire): perhaps from a pet form of the personal name Dinis a variant of Denis . According to Black this is an old Strathblane surname “frequent in Fintry in the 17th and 18th centuries”.

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

Similar surnames: Don, Kin, Hain, Dino, Min, Duin, Pin, Main, Lin, Dain

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You can see how Din families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Din family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Din families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Din families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Din's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Din families in 1880.
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What did your Din ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Din. 25% of Din men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Din women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Din were Farm Laborer and Assembler. .

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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
  • Asp Cutter
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
  • Teacher
  • Assembler
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Din. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Din. For the veterans among your Din ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Din lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Din life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Din in 1957 was 68, and 60 in 2004.

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