Linehan Family History

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Linehan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laidhghneáin ‘descendant of Laidhghneán’, a personal name that occurs in Old Irish genealogies; it is perhaps a diminutive of laidhghein ‘snow-birth’ (from ladhg ‘snow’ + gein ‘birth’).

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

Similar surnames: Lenahan, Renehan, Kinahan, Windham, Meehan, Finnegan, Lanahan

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Linehan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Linehan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Linehan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Linehan Family Origin

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Linehan Family Occupations

What did your Linehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linehan. The most common Linehan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Linehan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Linehan family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Linehan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Linehan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linehan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Linehan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Linehan. For the veterans among your Linehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linehan Life Expectancy

What is the average Linehan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Linehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Linehan in 1943 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Linehan 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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