Line Family History

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Line Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Line, a reduced form of Cateline (see Catlin) and of various other names, such as Emmeline and Adeline, containing the Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -line (originally a double diminutive, composed of the elements -el and -in). French (Liné): metonymic occupational name for a linen weaver or a linen merchant, from an Old French adjective liné ‘made of linen’.

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

Similar surnames: Laine, Linn, Lint, Linne, Lino, Lile, Lane, Linge, Pine, Vine

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Line Family Origin

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Line Family Occupations

What did your Line ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Line. 7% of Line men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Line women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Line were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Line Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Line. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Line 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Line. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Line. For the veterans among your Line ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Line Life Expectancy

What is the average Line lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Line life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Line in 1956 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Line 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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