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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 1880, the most common Lincoln occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Lincoln's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lincoln family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lincoln.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lincoln ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lincoln Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lincoln ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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