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Lenn Family History

Lenn Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Penn, Henn, Tenn, Genn, Benn, Fenn, Venn, Senn, Menn, Denn

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Where is the Lenn family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lenn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Lenn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lenn. 15% of Lenn men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Lenn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lenn were Carpenter 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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Lenn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenn 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 Lenn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lenn. For the veterans among your Lenn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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