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Linden Name Meaning

Dutch German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): plural form of Linde . Flemish and Dutch (Van Linden): habitational name from any of the places called Linden or Lienden in Brabant and North Brabant. Flemish and Dutch: shortened form of Vanderlinden . Swedish (Lindén): topographic ornamental or habitational name formed with the element lind ‘lime tree’ (also from placenames such as Lindesberg or Linde) + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. In a topographic sense it could have been adopted on account of a prominent lime tree at the home farm. Compare Lindeen . English: variant of Lindon . Irish: shortened form of McLinden .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Linde, Linder, Lindeen, Landen, Lindon, Liden, Lingen, Lunden, Lind

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You can see how Linden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Linden families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Linden's in USA. New York had the highest population of Linden families in 1840.
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What did your Linden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Linden. 14% of Linden men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Linden women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linden were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Linden. For the veterans among your Linden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linden lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Linden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Linden in 1951 was 19, and 75 in 2004.

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