Latin Family History

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Latin Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Latinist, a clerk or keeper of Latin records, from Middle English Latyn, Latin. Compare Latimer.

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

Similar surnames: Lakin, Satin, Lavin, Savin, Lattin, Kamin, Laine, Atkin, Makin

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Latin Family Origin

Where is the Latin family from?

Latin Family Occupations

What did your Latin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Latin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Latin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Latin family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Latin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Baker


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

Latin Historical Records

What Latin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Latin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latin 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 696 immigration records available for the last name Latin. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Latin. For the veterans among your Latin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Latin Life Expectancy

What is the average Latin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Latin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Latin in 1961 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Latin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Latin 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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