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Leaf Family History

Leaf Name Meaning
English: from the Old English personal names Leofa (masculine) and Leofe (feminine) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’. These names were in part short forms of various compound names with this first element, in part independent affectionate bynames.English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area, from Middle English leaf ‘leaf’; a certain Robert Intheleaves is recorded in London in the 14th century.Americanized form of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv, an ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’.English translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Blatt.

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

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26,317 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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2,350 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Leaf Families

  • Number of Leaf families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leaf families
     141 - 280
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leaf families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leaf Family Origin

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Leaf Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Leaf

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Leaf Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Leaf Civil War Service Records

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