Diskin Family History

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Diskin Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díscín ‘descendant of Díscín’, which may be derived from díosc ‘barren’. The place name Ballyeeskeen, now Ballydiscin, in County Sligo, is derived from the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Dinkin, Haskin, Riskin, Diffin, Heskin, Miskin, Duskin, Ruskin

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Diskin Family Origin

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Diskin Family Occupations

What did your Diskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Diskin occupation in the USA was Common Laborer. 8% of Diskin's were Common Laborers. A less common occupation for the Diskin family was Farmer. Common Laborer, Drayman and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diskin.

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  • Common Laborer

  • Drayman

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Diskin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Diskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diskin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Diskin. 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 Diskin. For the veterans among your Diskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diskin Life Expectancy

What is the average Diskin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Diskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Diskin in 1954 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diskin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diskin 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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