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Maslin Name Meaning

from the medieval personal name Masselin. This originated as an Old French pet form of Germanic names with the first element mathal ‘speech’, ‘counsel’. However, it was later used as a pet form of Matthew. Compare Mace. A feminine form, Mazelina, was probably originally a pet form of Matilda. possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden bowls, from Middle English, Old French maselin ‘bowl or goblet of maple wood’ (a diminutive of Old French masere ‘maple wood’, of Germanic origin). In some cases it may derive from the homonymous dialect terms maslin, one of which means ‘brass’ (Old English mæslen, mæstling), the other ‘mixed grain’ (Old French mesteillon).

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

Similar surnames: Malin, Masin, Aslin, Mastin, Matlin, Makin, Bassin, Ballin, Molin

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Where is the Maslin family from?

You can see how Maslin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maslin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maslin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Maslin families living in Maryland. This was about 57% of all the recorded Maslin's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Maslin families in 1840.
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What did your Maslin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maslin. 18% of Maslin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Maslin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maslin were Manager and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Office Work
  • Cook
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maslin. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Maslin. For the veterans among your Maslin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maslin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Maslin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Maslin in 1948 was 66, and 89 in 2004.

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