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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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Where is the Linge family from?

You can see how Linge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linge families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Linge family living in Iowa Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Linge's in the USA. Iowa Territory and 2 other states had the highest population of Linge families in 1840.
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What did your Linge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linge. 25% of Linge men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Linge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linge were Machinist and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Linge lifespan?

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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