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Tevlin Family History

Tevlin Name Meaning

Irish (Cavan and Meath): shortened form of O'Tevlin an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Teibhlin ‘descendant of Teibhlin’ a personal name of unexplained etymology (possibly related to Shevlin ). This surname has died out in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Devlin, Nevin, Shevlin, Heslin, Tessin, Newlin, Kevin, Timlin, Rivlin

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Where is the Tevlin family from?

You can see how Tevlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tevlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tevlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Tevlin family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tevlin's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Tevlin families in 1840.
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What did your Tevlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Accountant and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tevlin. 34% of Tevlin men worked as an Accountant and 25% of Tevlin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tevlin were Janitor and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Accountant
  • Patrolman
  • Bartender
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 381 immigration records available for the last name Tevlin. 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 668 military records available for the last name Tevlin. For the veterans among your Tevlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tevlin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tevlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tevlin in 1963 was 71, and 71 in 2004.

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