Kerlin Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Kerlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kerlin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kerlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Kerlin Family Origin

Where is the Kerlin family from?

Kerlin Family Occupations

What did your Kerlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerlin. The most common Kerlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Kerlin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kerlin family was Carpenter.

View Census data for Kerlin | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Kerlin Historical Records

What Kerlin family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Kerlin

Passenger List

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.

View all Kerlin immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Kerlin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kerlin family history.

Kerlin Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerlin 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.

Famous Kerlin Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name