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

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  • Bricklayer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Joiner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Linn family was Joiner. Bricklayer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linn. The most common Linn occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 6% of Linn's were Bricklayers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Linn

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