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Ledger Family History

Ledger Name Meaning
from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. (In Germany the name was connected with a different saint, an 8th-century bishop of Münster.variant of Letcher, in part a deliberate alteration to avoid the association with Middle English lecheor ‘lecher’.

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

225,086 Historical Documents with Ledger on Ancestry.com
73,894 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,991 Military Records
4,718 Immigration Records
53,484 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ledger Families

  • Number of Ledger families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ledger families
     343 - 684
     115 - 342
     1 - 114
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ledger families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ledger Family Origin

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Ledger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ledger

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Ledger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ledger Civil War Service Records

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