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Lindsey Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Lindsay . Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of various Gaelic surnames as for example Ó Loingsigh (see Lynch ) Mac Giolla Fhionntóg (see McClintock ) and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn and Lynn ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lindsay, Lindley, Linsey, Linden, Kinsey, Windley, Linde, Linzey

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Where is the Lindsey family from?

You can see how Lindsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lindsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lindsey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 102 Lindsey families living in Ohio. This was about 17% of all the recorded Lindsey's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lindsey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lindsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lindsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lindsey. 19% of Lindsey men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Lindsey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lindsey were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Lindsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lindsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Lindsey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 51,000 military records available for the last name Lindsey. For the veterans among your Lindsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lindsey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lindsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Lindsey in 1942 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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