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Lint Surname Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a dresser of flax from Middle English lynet lynt ‘flax’. Dutch (also De Lint Van Lint and Van der Lint): habitational name from any of several places called with Lint probably from linde ‘lime tree’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lins, Lind, Line, Lintz, Lino, Linn, List, Litt, Pint, Lier

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Where is the Lint family from?

You can see how Lint families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lint family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lint families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Lint families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Lint's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lint families in 1911.
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What did your Lint ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lint. 30% of Lint 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Agent
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lint. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lint 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lint. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lint. For the veterans among your Lint ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lint lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lint life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lint in 1948 was 54, and 69 in 2004.

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