History of your Surname
Get access to Temkin family records.Start a free trial

Temkin Family History

Temkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Temke (a pet form of Tomer ) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Simkin, Henkin, Elkin, Belkin, Meskin, Peskin, Etkin, Eskin, Jenkin

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Temkin family from?

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

What did your Temkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Temkin. 18% of Temkin men worked as a Proprietor and 34% of Temkin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Temkin were Manager and Secretary. .

View Census Data for Temkin | Data not to scale

*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

  • Proprietor
  • Salesman
  • Owner
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Operator
  • Secretary
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Temkin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Temkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Temkin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Temkin

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Temkin. 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.

View all Temkin immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 286 military records available for the last name Temkin. For the veterans among your Temkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Temkin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Temkin family history

Discover More

What is the average Temkin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Temkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Temkin in 1956 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Temkin

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Temkin family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Temkin last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial