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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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Charwoman

    25%
  • Coal Miner

    25%
  • Income From Land

    25%

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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Len Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Len

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