Leinen Family History

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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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Leinen Family Origin

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Leinen Family Occupations

What did your Leinen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leinen family was Keeps Bakery. Farmer, Blacksmith and Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leinen. The most common Leinen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Leinen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Constable

  • Keeps Bakery


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

Leinen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Leinen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leinen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leinen 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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