Link Family History

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Link Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a left-handed person, from Middle High German linc, Dutch linker, links, Yiddish link ‘left (side)’. In Europe left-handed people were long regarded with suspicion as clumsy, awkward, deviant, and even untrustworthy.

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


Similar surnames: Lind, Fink, Klink, Lank, Mink, Linn, Pink, Lins, Rink, Flink

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Link Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Link name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Link Family Origin

Where is the Link family from?

Link Family Occupations

What did your Link ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Link occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Link's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Link. A less common occupation for the Link family was Going To School.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Going To School

    6%

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

Link Historical Records

What Link family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Link. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Link 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Link. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Link. For the veterans among your Link ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Link Life Expectancy

What is the average Link lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Link life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Link in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Link 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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