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Lien Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the definite singular form of Li 4. Dutch: from the Middle Dutch personal name Liedin, a pet form of any of the various Germanic compound names beginning with leud, liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’, such as Liedwin. New England variant spelling of Lyon. Chinese : variant of Lian 2. Chinese : variant of Lian 2. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Lian, Lie, Bien, Lin, Linn, Oien, Vien, Lied, Wien

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Where is the Lien family from?

You can see how Lien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lien family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lien families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 105 Lien families living in Minnesota. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lien's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lien families in 1880.
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What did your Lien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lien. 29% of Lien men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Lien women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lien were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lien 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lien. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lien. For the veterans among your Lien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lien lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lien in 1948 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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