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Linda Family History

Linda Name Meaning

German and Jewish: variant of Linde. Eastern German: habitational name from places so named in Thuringia, Saxony, and Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Linde, Lind, Landa, Lindau, Lande, Linden, Lindy, Lintz, Mina, Ida

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Where is the Linda family from?

You can see how Linda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Linda families living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Linda's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Linda families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Linda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Linda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and At Home were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linda. 19% of Linda men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Linda women worked as an At Home. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linda were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • At Home
    15%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Linda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linda 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 Linda. 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 425 military records available for the last name Linda. For the veterans among your Linda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linda lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Linda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Linda in 1951 was 60, and 84 in 2003.

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