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Origins of the Austin surname

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What does the name Austin mean?

The origin of the Austin surname is English. It is believed to be based on a patronymic, relating to those who are the son or descendant of someone named 'Augustine' or 'Austin' (the diminutive form of the same name). This given name was particularly popular in the 1200s, and slowly fell out of fashion. More rarely, it can derive from a nickname and relate to someone who was particularly 'Augustine' (majestic) and their line.

Alternative variations of the name Austin

Austin, Austins, Austen, Astin, Ausden

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Where do most Austins live?

In 1921, most Austins lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Austins

How common is your surname?

250th most common surname in the UK

We have 156,000 records for the Austin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Austins most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Austin first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Austins

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Austins in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Austins in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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