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Link Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a left-handed person, from Middle High German linc, Dutch linker, links, Yiddish link ‘left (side)’. In Europe left-handed people were long regarded with suspicion as clumsy, awkward, deviant, and even untrustworthy.

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


Similar surnames: Lind, Fink, Klink, Lank, Mink, Linn, Pink, Lins, Rink, Flink

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Where is the Link family from?

You can see how Link families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Link family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Link families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 71 Link families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Link's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Link families in 1840.
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What did your Link ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Link. 14% of Link men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Link women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Link were Clerk 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
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Link. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Link 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Link. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Link. For the veterans among your Link ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Link lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Link life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Link in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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