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Leal Family History

Leal Name Meaning
English, Spanish, and Portuguese: nickname for a loyal or trustworthy person, from Old French leial, Spanish and Portuguese leal ‘loyal’, ‘faithful (to obligations)’, Latin legalis, from lex, ‘law’, ‘obligation’ (genitive legis).

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

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242,899 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,574 Military Records
18,658 Immigration Records
40,206 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Leal Families

  • Number of Leal families
     107 - 211
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leal families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leal families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leal Family Origin

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Leal Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Leal

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Leal Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Leal census records

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Leal Civil War Service Records

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