Lins Family History

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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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Lins Family Origin

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Lins Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lins family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lins. The most common Lins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Lins's were Farmers.

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Lins Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Lins Life Expectancy

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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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