Linge Family History

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Linge Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ling 1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named with lyng ‘heather’, either on its own, or with the addition of vin ‘meadow’. Dutch (de Linge) and North German: habitational name from a place named with Old Low German linge ‘strip of land or water’, or possibly with the river name Linge (this river flows through the Betuwe). See also Lingen. Possibly French, from a metonymic occupational name from linge ‘linen goods’, but there is no evidence of surname in North America.

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

Similar surnames: Klinge, Lingen, Ling, Linde, Linger, Minge, Line, Winge, Linne

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Linge Family Origin

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Linge Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Linge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Linge's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Linge family was Carter. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linge.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Carter


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Linge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Linge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linge 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Linge. 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 603 military records available for the last name Linge. For the veterans among your Linge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linge Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Linge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Linge in 1960 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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