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Lins Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German lins(e) ‘lentil’, presumably a metonymic occupational nickname for a grower of lentils. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German lint ‘snake’ or linta ‘linden tree’, ‘shield’. English (Staffordshire): unexplained. Possibly a variant of Lynes. Latvian: possibly from lins ‘flax’.

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


Similar surnames: Linn, Lind, Lint, Zins, Pins, Lis, Line, Leins, Lier, Lino

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Where is the Lins family from?

You can see how Lins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lins families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Lins family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Lins's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Lins families in 1840.
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What did your Lins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lins. 22% of Lins men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Lins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lins were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lins. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lins. For the veterans among your Lins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lins lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lins in 1950 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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