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Lehtinen Family History

Lehtinen Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from lehti ‘leaf’ + the surname suffix -nen adopted primarily by Finns without surnames in the late 19th century in western Finland (compare Virtanen ).

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


Similar surnames: Lehtonen, Tahtinen, Laitinen, Leppanen, Lampinen, Leinonen, Peltonen

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Where is the Lehtinen family from?

You can see how Lehtinen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehtinen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Lehtinen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 20 Lehtinen families living in Minnesota. This was about 23% of all the recorded Lehtinen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lehtinen families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lehtinen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lehtinen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lehtinen. 29% of Lehtinen men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Lehtinen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehtinen were Painter and Farmer. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lehtinen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehtinen 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 Lehtinen. 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 329 military records available for the last name Lehtinen. For the veterans among your Lehtinen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehtinen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lehtinen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lehtinen in 1956 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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