Lincoln Family History

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Lincoln Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement’, ‘colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.

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


Similar surnames: Linton, Clinton, Minton, London, Lindon, Sinton, Litton, Hinton

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Lincoln Family Origin

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Lincoln Family Occupations

What did your Lincoln ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lincoln. 15% of Lincoln men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Lincoln women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lincoln were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lincoln Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 177,000 census records available for the last name Lincoln. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lincoln census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Lincoln. 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 Card

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Lincoln. For the veterans among your Lincoln ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lincoln Life Expectancy

What is the average Lincoln lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lincoln life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lincoln in 1940 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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