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Lingen Name Meaning

Dutch (van Lingen) and German: habitational name from Lingen on the Ems river in Lower Saxony, Westphalia, and the former East Prussia. English (Herefordshire): habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, so named from an old British stream name, Welsh llyn ‘water’ + possibly cain ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’.

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

Similar surnames: Linge, Linden, Bingen, Vangen, Linton, Ringen, Lingel, Langen, Linde

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Lingen Family Origin

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Lingen Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lingen. 17% of Lingen men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lingen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lingen were Mechanic and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Beauty Operator
  • Maid
  • Saleslady

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

Lingen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lingen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lingen 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 899 immigration records available for the last name Lingen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lingen. For the veterans among your Lingen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lingen Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lingen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lingen in 1963 was 71, and 51 in 2004.

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