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Linen Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. Perhaps a shortened altered form of McLennan. German and French (Alsace): probably a variant of Leinen.

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

Similar surnames: Linn, Leinen, Linden, Lien, Tine, Laine, Line, Linnen, Ines, Linsey

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Where is the Linen family from?

You can see how Linen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Linen families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Linen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Linen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Linen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Linen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Linen. 47% of Linen men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Linen women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linen were New Worker and Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Linen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linen 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 782 immigration records available for the last name Linen. 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 799 military records available for the last name Linen. For the veterans among your Linen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Linen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Linen in 1955 was 39, and 63 in 2004.

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