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Kerlin Family History

Kerlin Name Meaning

Irish: see Carlin. South German and Swiss German: variant of Kerl.

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

Similar surnames: Karlin, Kerwin, Kirlin, Kerley, Kervin, Keelin, Berlin, Karlen

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Where is the Kerlin family from?

You can see how Kerlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kerlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kerlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Kerlin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Kerlin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kerlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kerlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kerlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kerlin. 19% of Kerlin men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kerlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerlin were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cashier
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kerlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerlin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerlin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerlin. For the veterans among your Kerlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kerlin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kerlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kerlin in 1944 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

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