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Leen Family History

Leen Name Meaning

probably a habitational name from ‘The Leen’ (earlier Leon, ‘at the streams’) in Hereford or the Leen river in Nottinghamshire. Both are derived from a Celtic root verb lei- ‘flow’ (for example as in Welsh lliant ‘stream’). variant spelling of Lean.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Lees, Lee, Been, Leben, Lien, Leon, Leed, Leeb, Ree

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Where is the Leen family from?

You can see how Leen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Leen family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Leen's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Leen families in 1840.
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What did your Leen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leen. 13% of Leen men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Leen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leen were Clerk and School 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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • School Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leen. For the veterans among your Leen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Leen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Leen in 1950 was 56, and 64 in 2004.

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