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Miskin Family History

Miskin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): patronymic from the male personal name Miske a pet form of the Yiddish personal names Mikhl (see Michael ) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. English (Kent; of Norman origin): from a variant of Old French meschin ‘young man’ used to distinguish son from father as in the name of Alan de Perci le Meschin recorded in the Whitby Chartulary North Yorkshire c. 1180.

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


Similar surnames: Mishkin, Meskin, Minkin, Riskin, Mirkin, Fishkin, Markin, Misko

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Where is the Miskin family from?

You can see how Miskin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miskin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Miskin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 3 Miskin families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Miskin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Miskin families in 1880.
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What did your Miskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Miskin. 24% of Miskin men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Miskin women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miskin were Crane Operator and Housewife. .

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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

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Crane Operator
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Inspector
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Examiner
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Miskin. 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 621 military records available for the last name Miskin. For the veterans among your Miskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miskin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Miskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Miskin in 1963 was 87, and 68 in 2003.

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