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Leino Family History

Leino Name Meaning

associated with the adjective leina leini, leino meaning ‘sad’, ‘weak’. This surname was originally found in Karelia but gained popularity during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now common in southern Finland. Perhaps also a derivative of a Germanic personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Heino, Lein, Lino, Laino, Leano, Leon, Wein, Klein, Cerino, Ling

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Where is the Leino family from?

You can see how Leino families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leino family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Leino families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Leino families living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Leino's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Leino families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leino surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leino ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leino. 33% of Leino men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Leino women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leino were Painter and New Worker. .

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Servant
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leino 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leino. 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 383 military records available for the last name Leino. For the veterans among your Leino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leino lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leino in 1944 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

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