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Leino Surname Meaning

Finnish: from leina an old adjective meaning ‘gloomy miserable’. Adopted as an ornamental name in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Finns without surnames or to replace Swedish surnames in western and southern Finland (compare Laine ). A small number of examples have also been recorded since the 18th century in the Karelian Isthmus.

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

Similar surnames: Heino, Lein, Lino, Laino, Leano, Leon, Wein, Klein, Cerino, Ling

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Where is the Leino family from?

You can see how Leino families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leino family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Leino families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Leino family living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Leino's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 2 other counties had the highest population of Leino families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leino surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leino ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leino. 33% of Leino men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Leino women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leino were Painter and Servant. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leino 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 Leino. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 383 military records available for the last name Leino. For the veterans among your Leino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leino lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leino in 1944 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

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