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Linne Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Linne (Lower Saxony) or North German topographic name equivalent to Linde 1 ‘lime tree’. Swedish (Linné): topographic or ornamental name derived from lind ‘linden tree lime tree’ a cognate of 1 above. The original humanistic form of the surname Linnæus is still found in Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Linde, Line, Linner, Linn, Linge, Finne, Rinne, Lind, Linden, Kinne

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Where is the Linne family from?

You can see how Linne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Linne family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Linne's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Linne families in 1840.
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What did your Linne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Linne. 13% of Linne men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Linne women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linne were Laborer 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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Linne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linne 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Linne. 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 871 military records available for the last name Linne. For the veterans among your Linne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linne lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Linne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Linne in 1947 was 68, and 69 in 2004.

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