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Leigh Family History

Leigh Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee) or with leage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye).

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

1,323,668 Historical Documents with Leigh on Ancestry.com
308,257 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,546 Military Records
21,826 Immigration Records
148,550 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Leigh Families

  • Number of Leigh families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leigh families
     1,642 - 3,282
     548 - 1,641
     1 - 547
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leigh families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leigh Family Origin

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Leigh Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Leigh

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Leigh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Leigh census records

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Leigh Civil War Service Records

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