Lein Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Gelein, from French Ghi(s)lain, a Latinization of a Germanic personal name built on the element gisil ‘pledge’ (see Giesel). German: occupational name for a grower of or dealer in flax, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Trøndelag, so named from Old Norse lein ‘slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Leib, Wein, Lewin, Nein, Mein, Leon, Len, Levin, Bein, Plein

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Lein Family Origin

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Lein Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Mason

    20%

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lein. A less common occupation for the Lein family was Mason. The most common Lein occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Lein's were Farmers.

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Lein Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Lein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lein in 1954 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lein

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