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Line Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Line, a reduced form of Cateline (see Catlin) and of various other names, such as Emmeline and Adeline, containing the Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -line (originally a double diminutive, composed of the elements -el and -in). French (Liné): metonymic occupational name for a linen weaver or a linen merchant, from an Old French adjective liné ‘made of linen’.

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


Similar surnames: Laine, Linn, Lint, Linne, Lino, Lile, Lane, Linge, Pine, Vine

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Where is the Line family from?

You can see how Line families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Line family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Line families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 51 Line families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Line's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Line families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Line surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Line ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Line. 46% of Line men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Line family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Line. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Line census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Line. 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 Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Line. For the veterans among your Line ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Line lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Line life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Line in 1956 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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