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Mettlin Family History

Mettlin Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Melin, Merlin, Matlin, Medlin, Mettler, Zeitlin, Wittlin, Bettin

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Where is the Mettlin family from?

You can see how Mettlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mettlin family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mettlin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Mettlin families living in Iowa. This was about 69% of all the recorded Mettlin's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Mettlin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mettlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mettlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver was the top reported job for people in the US named Mettlin. 50% of Mettlin men worked as a Truck Driver.

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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

  • Truck Driver
    50%
  • Labor
    50%
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What Mettlin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 341 census records available for the last name Mettlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mettlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4 immigration records available for the last name Mettlin. 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 51 military records available for the last name Mettlin. For the veterans among your Mettlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mettlin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2002, in the United States, Mettlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mettlin in 1952 was 45, and 70 in 2002.

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