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Lingen Name Meaning

Dutch (van Lingen) and German: habitational name from Lingen on the Ems river in Lower Saxony, Westphalia, and the former East Prussia. English (Herefordshire): habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, so named from an old British stream name, Welsh llyn ‘water’ + possibly cain ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’.

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


Similar surnames: Linge, Linden, Bingen, Vangen, Linton, Ringen, Lingel, Langen, Linde

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Where is the Lingen family from?

You can see how Lingen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lingen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lingen families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Lingen family living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lingen's in the USA. North Carolina and 3 other states had the highest population of Lingen families in 1840.
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What did your Lingen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lingen. 44% of Lingen men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Lingen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lingen were Mechanic and Stenographer.

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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
    44%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Mechanic
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 899 immigration records available for the last name Lingen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lingen. For the veterans among your Lingen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lingen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lingen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lingen in 1963 was 71, and 51 in 2004.

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