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Likens Family History

Likens Name Meaning

Flemish: variant of Liekens a patronymic from a shortened form of Liedekin a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name beginning with Lied- from liud ‘people tribe’. The surname Likens is very rare in Belgium. Compare Lykens Variant of Lykens 1 a surname of Swedish origin (see Lykins ).

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


Similar surnames: Lukens, Tilkens, Lien, Wiens, Lebens, Lievens, Livers, Aikens, Ludens

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Where is the Likens family from?

You can see how Likens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Likens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Likens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Likens families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Likens's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Likens families in 1840.
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What did your Likens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Likens. 29% of Likens men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Likens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Likens were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Likens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Likens 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Likens. 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 Likens. For the veterans among your Likens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Likens lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Likens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Likens in 1954 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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