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Lines Family History

Lines Surname Meaning

English: metronymic from Line .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lynes, Line, Inks, Lanes, Vines, Dines, Jines, Likes, Lins, Lies

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Where is the Lines family from?

You can see how Lines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lines families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 471 Lines families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Lines's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lines families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lines ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lines. 9% of Lines men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Lines women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lines were Carpenter and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Lines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lines census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lines. 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 Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Lines. For the veterans among your Lines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lines lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lines in 1952 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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