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Linge Name Meaning

English: variant of Ling Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named with lyng ‘heather’ either on its own or with the addition of -e from vin ‘meadow’. Dutch and North German: variant of Lingen . Dutch (Van der Linge): topographic name for someone living near the river Linge in the Betuwe. French: metonymic occupational name from Old French linge ‘linen goods’.

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

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Linge family living in Iowa Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Linge's in 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 USA 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 Salesman 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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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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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