Linville Family History

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Linville Name Meaning

Of English origin: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps in France. The surname is not found in present-day English records, but is recorded in Hampshire (also in the forms Lenvill, Linvel) in the 17th century. Perhaps it is an altered form of English Lindfield or Lingfield, habitational name from a place so called in Sussex, altered by false analogy with the alternation in Norman names between -ville and -field.

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

Similar surnames: Glanville, Banville, Deville, Saville, Scoville, Melville, Neville

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Linville Family Origin

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Linville Family Occupations

What did your Linville ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Linville occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Linville's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Linville family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linville.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Linville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Linville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linville 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 995 immigration records available for the last name Linville. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Linville. For the veterans among your Linville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linville Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Linville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Linville in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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