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Maudlin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English vernacular form Maudeleyn of the New Testament Greek personal name Magdalēnē. This is a byname meaning ‘woman from Magdala’ (a village on the Sea of Galilee deriving its name from Hebrew migdal ‘tower’) denoting the woman cured of evil spirits by Jesus (Luke 8:2) who later became a faithful follower. In Christian folk belief she was generally identified with the repentant sinner who washed Christ's feet with her tears in Luke 7; hence the name came to be used as a byname for a prostitute also a tearful woman. The popularity of the personal name increased with the supposed discovery of her relics in the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Maslin, Malin, Baldwin, Maurin, Makin, Pamplin, Matlin, Marcin

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Where is the Maudlin family from?

You can see how Maudlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maudlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Maudlin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Maudlin families living in Indiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Maudlin's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Maudlin families in 1840.
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What did your Maudlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maudlin. 46% of Maudlin men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Maudlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maudlin were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Miner
    4%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    26%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 290 immigration records available for the last name Maudlin. 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 803 military records available for the last name Maudlin. For the veterans among your Maudlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maudlin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Maudlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Maudlin in 1958 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

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