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Leif Family History

Leif Name Meaning
Scandinavian: from the Old Norse personal name Leifr.Variant spelling of English Leaf or variant Americanization of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv (see Leaf 3).

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

9,188 Historical Documents with Leif on Ancestry.com
3,758 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
575 Military Records
466 Immigration Records
2,281 Census and Voter Lists
2,108 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Leif Families

  • Number of Leif families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leif families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Leif last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Leif census records

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Leif Family Origin

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Leif Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Leif

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Leif Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Leif census records

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Leif Civil War Service Records

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