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Leinen Name Meaning

German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a linen weaver or someone who grew flax or sold linen, from Leinen ‘linen’, ‘flax’ (Middle High German lin), possibly shortened from Leinenweber, formed with weber ‘weaver’.

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


Similar surnames: Leisen, Leiner, Linn, Lein, Linen, Lerner, Feiner, Weiden, Eiben

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Where is the Leinen family from?

You can see how Leinen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leinen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leinen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Leinen families living in Iowa. This was about 41% of all the recorded Leinen's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Leinen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leinen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leinen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leinen. 42% of Leinen men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Leinen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leinen were Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • Housewife
    38%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leinen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leinen 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Leinen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leinen. For the veterans among your Leinen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leinen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leinen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leinen in 1947 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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