Heslin Family History

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Heslin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEislin, a reduced form of the older Ó hEisleanáin ‘descendant of Eisleanán’, probably from éislinn ‘unsafe’, ‘weak’.

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

Similar surnames: Heskin, Haskin, Shevlin, Heelan, Caslin, Helin, Hulin, Tessin, Newlin

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Heslin Family Origin

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Heslin Family Occupations

What did your Heslin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heslin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Heslin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Heslin family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farmer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heslin.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Heslin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heslin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heslin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Heslin. 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 Heslin. For the veterans among your Heslin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heslin Life Expectancy

What is the average Heslin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Heslin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heslin in 1957 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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