Lingen Family History

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Lingen Name Meaning

Dutch (van Lingen) and German: habitational name from Lingen on the Ems river in Lower Saxony, Westphalia, and the former East Prussia. English (Herefordshire): habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, so named from an old British stream name, Welsh llyn ‘water’ + possibly cain ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’.

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

Similar surnames: Linge, Linden, Bingen, Vangen, Linton, Ringen, Lingel, Langen, Linde

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Lingen Family Origin

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Lingen Family Occupations

What did your Lingen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lingen family was Farmer. The most common Lingen occupation in the UK was Barristor Permanent Secretary Of Ke Treasury M A Oxford KCB. 14% of Lingen's were Barristor Permanent Secretary Of Ke Treasury M A Oxford KCBs. Barristor Permanent Secretary Of Ke Treasury M A Oxford KCB, Coachman (Dom) and Cottager were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lingen.

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  • Barristor Permanent Secretary Of Ke Treasury M A Oxford KCB

  • Coachman (Dom)

  • Cottager

  • Farmer


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

Lingen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lingen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lingen 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 899 immigration records available for the last name Lingen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lingen. For the veterans among your Lingen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lingen Life Expectancy

What is the average Lingen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lingen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lingen in 1963 was 71, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lingen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lingen 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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