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Lins Family History

Lins Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German lins(e) ‘lentil’, presumably a metonymic occupational nickname for a grower of lentils.German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German lint ‘snake’ or linta ‘linden tree’, ‘shield’.English (Staffordshire): unexplained. Possibly a variant of Lynes.Latvian: possibly from lins ‘flax’.

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

40,289 Historical Documents with Lins on Ancestry.com
13,408 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,028 Military Records
1,690 Immigration Records
7,211 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lins Families

  • Number of Lins families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lins families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lins families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lins Family Origin

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Lins Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lins

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Lins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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