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Galin Family History

Galin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the village of Galino in Lithuania. Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Gal.

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


Similar surnames: Golin, Balin, Malin, Galkin, Galik, Gavin, Falin, Valin, Hain, Gamlin

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Where is the Galin family from?

You can see how Galin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Galin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Galin family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Galin's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Galin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galin. 16% of Galin men worked as a Clerk and 40% of Galin women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galin were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Dentist
    16%
  • Owner
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    40%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Saleswoman
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Galin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galin 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 866 immigration records available for the last name Galin. 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 341 military records available for the last name Galin. For the veterans among your Galin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Galin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galin in 1963 was 75, and 56 in 2004.

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