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Wolin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (probably abstracted from a place-name in Voll-, formed with vall ‘grassy bank’, ‘pasture’) + the adjectival suffix -in. Jewish (American): shortened form of Wolinski.

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

Similar surnames: Olin, Solin, Bolin, Golin, Ohlin, Molin, Polin, Dolin, Tolin, Rolin

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Where is the Wolin family from?

You can see how Wolin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wolin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Wolin families living in Illinois. This was about 63% of all the recorded Wolin's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Wolin families in 1880.
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What did your Wolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolin. 20% of Wolin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Wolin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolin were Pharmacist and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Pharmacist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolin 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Wolin. 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 445 military records available for the last name Wolin. For the veterans among your Wolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolin in 1958 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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