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Lena Family History

Lena Name Meaning

Italian: from the female personal name Lena a short form of Maddalena or Elena . Spanish: habitational name from a place called Lena in Asturias.

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

Similar surnames: Luna, Lenz, Lina, Tena, Len, Bena, Lona, Sens, Seda, Pena

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Where is the Lena family from?

You can see how Lena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lena family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 15 Lena families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Lena's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lena families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lena ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Lena. 75% of Lena women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Lena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lena 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lena. 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 902 military records available for the last name Lena. For the veterans among your Lena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lena lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Lena in 1953 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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