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Luten Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: metronymic from the personal name Luite a short form of ancient Germanic Lu(i)tgard a compound of liud ‘people tribe’ + gard ‘protective enclosure yard’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named Luten mostly in Telemark. It is a definite singular form of lut ‘part share section (of a property)’. This surname is not found in Norway anymore.

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

Similar surnames: Lutgen, Lutz, Lueken, Luthi, Buren, Loden, Leben, Lien, Luton, Uren

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Where is the Luten family from?

You can see how Luten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Luten families living in South Carolina. This was about 75% of all the recorded Luten's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Luten families in 1840.
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What did your Luten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Luten. 25% of Luten men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Luten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luten were Contractor and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Contractor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luten 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Luten. 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 599 military records available for the last name Luten. For the veterans among your Luten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Luten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Luten in 1958 was 30, and 88 in 2004.

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