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Perlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Perle (see Perel) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. German: from a pet form of Bernhard or a habitational name from a place so named near Schwerin, Mecklenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Serlin, Berlin, Merlin, Persin, Belin, Perin, Gervin, Perrin, Person

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Where is the Perlin family from?

You can see how Perlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perlin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Perlin family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Perlin's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Perlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Perlin. 21% of Perlin men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Perlin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perlin were Manager and Bookkeeper.

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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
    21%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perlin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perlin. 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 623 military records available for the last name Perlin. For the veterans among your Perlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Perlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Perlin in 1963 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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