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Linner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Linne in Lower Saxony, or Linnern in Bavaria. Swedish (also Linnér): ornamental name from the place-name element Linn- (from lind- ‘maple’) + the surname suffix -ér, derived from the Latin adjectival ending -er(i)us.

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


Similar surnames: Linder, Linne, Lindner, Pinner, Linden, Kinner, Linzer, Sinner

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Where is the Linner family from?

You can see how Linner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linner families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 19 Linner families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Linner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Linner families in 1911.
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What did your Linner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linner. 25% of Linner men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Linner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linner were Painter and Saleslady.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Linner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linner 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 960 immigration records available for the last name Linner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Linner. For the veterans among your Linner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Linner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Linner in 1962 was 81, and 59 in 2003.

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