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Levin Name Meaning

Jewish (mainly from Lithuania and Belarus): Slavicized form of Levy. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: from the personal name Levin, which was also used by German Christians as a derivative of Liebwin. As a Jewish name it sometimes represents a pet form of western Yiddish ‘lion’ (see Loewe 2). Russian: patronymic of Lëva, a pet form of the personal name Lev + the Russian possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Lewin, Lavin, Leven, Lein, Nevin, Levins, Levina, Levis, Wein, Savin

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Where is the Levin family from?

You can see how Levin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Levin family living in Connecticut. This was about 20% of all the recorded Levin's in the USA. Connecticut and 4 other states had the highest population of Levin families in 1840.
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What did your Levin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Levin. 19% of Levin men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Levin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levin were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Manager
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Levin. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Levin. For the veterans among your Levin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Levin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Levin in 1948 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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