Marlin Family History

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Marlin Name Meaning

English and French: variant of Merlin.

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

Similar surnames: Merlin, Harlin, Marin, Marling, Martin, Markin, Maslin, Mallin, Malin

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Marlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marlin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Marlin Family Origin

Where is the Marlin family from?

Marlin Family Occupations

What did your Marlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Marlin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Marlin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marlin family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marlin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Marlin Historical Records

What Marlin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Marlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marlincensus 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Marlin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Marlin. For the veterans among your Marlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Marlin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Marlin in 1944 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marlin 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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