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Valin Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Valier a vernacular form of Valère French form of Latin Valerius (see Valerio ). Alternatively perhaps from a pet form of a personal name derived from the ancient Germanic name Walho based on the element walh ‘stranger’. Galician (Valín): habitational name from any of the places called Valín in Galicia (Spain).

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

Similar surnames: Valis, Malin, Vallin, Dalin, Valine, Galin, Main, Hulin, Palin, Balin

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Where is the Valin family from?

You can see how Valin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Valin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Valin family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Valin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Valin families in 1840.
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What did your Valin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valin. 30% of Valin men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Valin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valin were Proprietor and Packer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
  • House Work
  • Packer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Valin. 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 729 military records available for the last name Valin. For the veterans among your Valin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Valin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Valin in 1946 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

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