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Linn Family History

Linn Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Lynn.Irish: reduced and altered form of McLean. Compare McLinn.German: habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, ‘marsh’.German: from a Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’.Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic lin ‘tench’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught and sold tench or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench.

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

518,229 Historical Documents with Linn on Ancestry.com
104,856 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,058 Military Records
8,097 Immigration Records
80,442 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Linn Families

  • Number of Linn families
     134 - 266
     45 - 133
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Linn families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Linn families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Linn Family Origin

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Linn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Linn

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Linn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Linn Civil War Service Records

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