Lien Family History

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Lien Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the definite singular form of Li 4. Dutch: from the Middle Dutch personal name Liedin, a pet form of any of the various Germanic compound names beginning with leud, liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’, such as Liedwin. New England variant spelling of Lyon. Chinese : variant of Lian 2. Chinese : variant of Lian 2. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Lian, Lie, Bien, Lin, Linn, Oien, Vien, Lied, Wien

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Lien Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lien name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lien. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Norway


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Lien Family Origin

Where is the Lien family from?

Lien Family Occupations

What did your Lien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lien family was Agent For Agricultural Implements. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lien. The most common Lien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Lien's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Agent For Agricultural Implements


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lien ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lien 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lien. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Lien. For the veterans among your Lien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lien Life Expectancy

What is the average Lien lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lien in 1948 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lien 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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