Meskin Family History

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Meskin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus and Lithuania): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Meske, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin). Muslim: from Arabic meskin ‘poor’, ‘humble’.

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

Similar surnames: Peskin, Eskin, Miskin, Merlin, Mirkin, Temkin, Belkin, Henkin, Haskin

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Meskin Family Origin

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Meskin Family Occupations

What did your Meskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meskin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Meskin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Meskin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 824 census records available for the last name Meskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meskin 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Meskin. 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 185 military records available for the last name Meskin. For the veterans among your Meskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meskin Life Expectancy

What is the average Meskin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Meskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Meskin in 1962 was 72, and 84 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meskin 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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