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Lein Family History

Lein Name Meaning
from a short form of the personal name Gelein, from French Ghi(s)lain, a Latinization of a Germanic personal name built on the element gisil ‘pledge’ (see Giesel).German: occupational name for a grower of or dealer in flax, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’.Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Trøndelag, so named from Old Norse lein ‘slope’.

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

69,852 Historical Documents with Lein on Ancestry.com
12,194 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,587 Military Records
2,378 Immigration Records
11,349 Census and Voter Lists
37,344 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lein Families

  • Number of Lein families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lein families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lein families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lein Family Origin

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Lein Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lein

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Lein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Lein Civil War Service Records

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