Slavin Family History

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Slavin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Slavin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sléibhín ‘descendant of Sléibhín’, a name probably derived from sliabh ‘mountain’ (perhaps originally a short form of Donnshléibhe; see Dunleavy). Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Slave (from the Slavic word slava ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’) + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Lavin, Savin, Slovin, Lakin, Clavin, Slatkin, Flavin, Levin, Glavin

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Slavin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Slavin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Slavin Family Origin

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Slavin Family Occupations

What did your Slavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Slavin family was Farm Hand. The most common Slavin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Slavin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slavin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


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Slavin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Slavin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slavin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Slavin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Slavin. For the veterans among your Slavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slavin Life Expectancy

What is the average Slavin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Slavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Slavin in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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