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Origins of the Balchin surname

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About the Balchins

We have a total number of 7726 records for people with the last name Balchin.

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Where do most Balchins live?

In 1921, most Balchins lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Balchins

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 7,260 records for the Balchin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Balchins most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Balchin first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Balchins

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

Common Female occupations for Balchins in 1921


Commercial Clerk




General Servant




Common Male occupations for Balchins in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer








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