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Serlin Family History

Serlin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Sere, variant of Sore ‘Sarah’ (see Sorin) + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in. French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Saturnin (from the Roman family name Saturninus, a derivative of Saturnus, the name of a Roman god).

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


Similar surnames: Perlin, Merlin, Berlin, Belin, Merin, Selin, Sellin, Newlin, Gervin

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Where is the Serlin family from?

You can see how Serlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Serlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Serlin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Serlin families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Serlin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Serlin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Serlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Serlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Serlin. 45% of Serlin men worked as a Salesman and 31% of Serlin women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Serlin were Delivery Boy and Owner.

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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
    45%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Delivery Boy
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    31%
  • Stenographer
    31%
  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Owner
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Serlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Serlin 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Serlin. 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 203 military records available for the last name Serlin. For the veterans among your Serlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Serlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Serlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Serlin in 1963 was 64, and 65 in 2004.

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