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Leinonen Name Meaning

Finnish: from leina an old adjective meaning ‘gloomy miserable’ (compare Leino ) formed with the surname suffix -nen. Known since the Middle Ages in Savonia in the east of Finland from where it has spread to Kainuu northern Karelia and northern Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Heinonen, Lehtonen, Laitinen, Leppanen, Toivonen, Lehtinen, Linden

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Where is the Leinonen family from?

You can see how Leinonen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leinonen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Leinonen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Leinonen family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Leinonen's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Leinonen families in 1880.
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What did your Leinonen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leinonen. 30% of Leinonen men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Leinonen women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Operator
    11%
  • Farm Work
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leinonen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leinonen 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 Leinonen. 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 276 military records available for the last name Leinonen. For the veterans among your Leinonen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leinonen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Leinonen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leinonen in 1954 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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