Link Family History

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Link Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a left-handed person, from Middle High German linc, Dutch linker, links, Yiddish link ‘left (side)’. In Europe left-handed people were long regarded with suspicion as clumsy, awkward, deviant, and even untrustworthy.

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

Similar surnames: Lind, Fink, Klink, Lank, Mink, Linn, Pink, Lins, Rink, Flink

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Link Family Origin

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Link Family Occupations

What did your Link ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Link. 15% of Link men worked as a Farmer and 76% of Link women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Link were Club Steward and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Club Steward

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties

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

Link Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Link. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Link 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Link. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Link. For the veterans among your Link ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Link Life Expectancy

What is the average Link lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Link life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Link in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Link 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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