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Nolin Name Meaning

French: from a shortened form of a personal name such as Renolet a pet form of Renaud . Compare Nowlin . Swedish: probably a habitational name from placenames beginning with Nol- (from nord ‘north’) + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’ (compare Nolen ). However at least in one case it is derived from a place called Skällsäter by Latinization of Skäll- erroneously thought to be derived from Swedish skälla ‘little bell’ Latin nola. The placename is in fact derived either from Swedish dialect skäll ‘barren infertile’ or from Swedish sköld ‘shield’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Colin, Olin, Polin, Rolin, Jolin, Tolin, Bolin, Nolan, Bodin, Nolet

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Where is the Nolin family from?

You can see how Nolin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nolin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nolin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 9 Nolin families living in Alabama. This was about 24% of all the recorded Nolin's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Nolin families in 1840.
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What did your Nolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nolin. 25% of Nolin men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Nolin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nolin were Mechanic and Stitcher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Stitcher
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Nolin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nolin in 1945 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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