Lean Family History

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Lean Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): nickname for a thin or lean person, from Middle English lene ‘lean’ (Old English hl?ne). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin (see Lehane). Reduced form of Scottish McLean.

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

Similar surnames: Bean, Dean, Lear, Leas, Leaf, Gean, Leal, Leon, Leap, Learn

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Lean Family Origin

Where is the Lean family from?

Lean Family Occupations

What did your Lean ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lean occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Lean's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lean family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lean.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lean ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lean Historical Records

What Lean family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Lean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lean census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Lean. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Lean. For the veterans among your Lean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lean Life Expectancy

What is the average Lean lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lean in 1956 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lean ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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