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Len Family History

Len Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a flax grower or merchant from Polish len ‘flax’. Polish (Leń): nickname from leń ‘lazybones’. Polish: from a short form of the personal name Leon or Lenart (see Leonard ). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 林 see Lin

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

Similar surnames: Leon, Lein, Lenz, Leo, Ken, Lew, Lena, Glen, Les, Lee

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Where is the Len family from?

You can see how Len families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Len family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Len families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Len family living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Len's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Len families in 1840.
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What did your Len ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Len. 23% of Len men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Len women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Len were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Len. 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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There are 852 military records available for the last name Len. For the veterans among your Len ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Len lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Len life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Len in 1960 was 41, and 86 in 2004.

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