Nelkin Family History

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Nelkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Slavicized form of ornamental name from German Nelken ‘cloves’, ‘carnation’.

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

Similar surnames: Belkin, Elkin, Etkin, Henkin, Peskin, Zeldin, Belin, Temkin, Meskin

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Nelkin Family Origin

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Nelkin Family Occupations

What did your Nelkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nelkin occupation in the USA was Merchant. 100% of Nelkin's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant


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Nelkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nelkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelkin 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Nelkin. 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 119 military records available for the last name Nelkin. For the veterans among your Nelkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nelkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Nelkin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nelkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nelkin in 1941 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nelkin 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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