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Minkin Family History

Minkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): from the Yiddish personal name Minke a pet form of Mine (see Mindel ). It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Mirkin, Miskin, Dinkin, Mankin, Mindlin, Meskin, Sonkin, Witkin

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Where is the Minkin family from?

You can see how Minkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Minkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Minkin families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Minkin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Minkin families in 1880.
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What did your Minkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Minkin. 25% of Minkin men worked as a Salesman and 30% of Minkin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minkin were Laborer and Floor Girl. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Manager
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Floor Girl
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Minkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minkin 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Minkin. 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 381 military records available for the last name Minkin. For the veterans among your Minkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minkin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Minkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Minkin in 1958 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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