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Linton Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, found in the Scottish Borders and in various parts of England. The second element is in all cases Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the case of Linton in Northumberland the first element is a British river name, Lyne (related to Welsh lliant ‘stream’), while Linton in Kent is ‘estate associated with a man called Lill or Lilla’. The other places of this name normally have as their first element Old English lind ‘lime tree’ or lin ‘flax’, but occasionally perhaps hlynn ‘torrent’ or hlinc ‘hillside’. (On the basis of geographical situation the meaning ‘torrent’ would be appropriate to Linton near Skipton in West Yorkshire).

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

Similar surnames: Winton, Clinton, Hinton, Litton, Liston, Sinton, Lindon, Lifton

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Linton Family Origin

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Linton Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Linton. 48% of Linton men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Linton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linton were Student and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Income
  • Teacher

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

Linton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Linton. For the veterans among your Linton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Linton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Linton in 1944 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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