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Leavitt Family History

Leavitt Name Meaning
(of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3).habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology.from the Middle English personal name Lefget, Old English Leofgeat, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal name Geat (see Jocelyn).possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Leofg¯ð, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + g¯ð ‘battle’.

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

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Name Distribution of Leavitt Families

  • Number of Leavitt families
     187 - 371
     63 - 186
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leavitt families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Leavitt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leavitt Family Origin

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Leavitt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Leavitt

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Leavitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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