Linney Family History

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Linney Name Meaning

English: from an Old English female personal name Lindgifu, Lindgeofu, composed of the elements lind ‘lime (wood)’, i.e. ‘shield’ (a transferred sense) + gifu, geofu ‘gift’.

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

Similar surnames: Winney, Finney, Binney, Linde, Tinner, Hanney, Linne, Linden, Sidney

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Linney Family Origin

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Linney Family Occupations

What did your Linney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Linney. 2% of Linney men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Linney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linney were Cowman and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Linney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Linney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Linney. 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 Linney. For the veterans among your Linney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linney Life Expectancy

What is the average Linney lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Linney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Linney in 1960 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Linney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Linney 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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