Linn Family History

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Linn Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Lynn. Irish: reduced and altered form of McLean. Compare McLinn. German: habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, ‘marsh’. German: from a Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’. Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic lin ‘tench’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught and sold tench or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench.

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

Similar surnames: Kinn, Lins, Lynn, Lind, Pinn, Finn, Line, Sinn, Lien, Zinn

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Linn Family Origin

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Linn Family Occupations

What did your Linn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Schoolmaster and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Linn. 50% of Linn men worked as a Schoolmaster and 83% of Linn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linn were Shipwright Heavy Worker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Schoolmaster
  • Shipwright Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

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

Linn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Linn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linn 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Linn. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Linn. For the veterans among your Linn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linn Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Linn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Linn in 1943 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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