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Modlin Family History

Modlin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Modle a pet form of Mordecai + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. English (northern): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Modin, Malin, Medlin, Colin, Morin, Godkin, Mylin, Rolin, Joplin

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Where is the Modlin family from?

You can see how Modlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Modlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Modlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Modlin families living in Indiana. This was about 47% of all the recorded Modlin's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Modlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Modlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Modlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Modlin. 18% of Modlin men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Modlin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Modlin were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Modlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Modlin 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Modlin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Modlin. For the veterans among your Modlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Modlin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Modlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Modlin in 1958 was 32, and 68 in 2004.

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