Lein Family History

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Lein Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Gelein, from French Ghi(s)lain, a Latinization of a Germanic personal name built on the element gisil ‘pledge’ (see Giesel). German: occupational name for a grower of or dealer in flax, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Trøndelag, so named from Old Norse lein ‘slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Leib, Wein, Lewin, Nein, Mein, Leon, Len, Levin, Bein, Plein

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Lein Family Origin

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Lein Family Occupations

What did your Lein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Lein's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lein. A less common occupation for the Lein family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lein ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lein. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lein. For the veterans among your Lein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lein Life Expectancy

What is the average Lein lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lein in 1954 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lein ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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