Len Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a flax grower or merchant, from Polish len ‘flax’. Polish (Len): nickname from Polish len ‘lazybones’. Polish: from a short form of the personal name Leon or Lenart (see Leonard).

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

Similar surnames: Leon, Lein, Lenz, Leo, Ken, Lew, Lena, Glen, Les, Lee

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Len Family Origin

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Len Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Len family was Income From Land. The most common Len occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 25% of Len's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Charwoman and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Len.

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  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner

  • Income From Land


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Len Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 852 military records available for the last name Len. For the veterans among your Len ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Len Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Len life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Len in 1960 was 41, and 86 in 2004.

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