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 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linen. 47% of Linen men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Linen women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linen were New Worker and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

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

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.

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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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