Linen Family History

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Linen Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. Perhaps a shortened altered form of McLennan. German and French (Alsace): probably a variant of Leinen.

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

Similar surnames: Linn, Leinen, Linden, Lien, Tine, Laine, Line, Linnen, Ines, Linsey

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Linen Family Origin

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Linen Family Occupations

What did your Linen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Linen family was Lab Chemical. The most common Linen occupation in the UK was Bag Maker. 17% of Linen's were Bag Makers. Bag Maker, Blacksmith and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linen.

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  • Bag Maker

  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner

  • Lab Chemical


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

Linen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Linen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Linen

Passenger List

There are 782 immigration records available for the last name Linen. 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 799 military records available for the last name Linen. For the veterans among your Linen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linen Life Expectancy

What is the average Linen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Linen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Linen in 1955 was 39, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Linen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Linen 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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