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Leith Family History

Leith Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from the port near Edinburgh, which takes its name from the river at whose mouth it stands. The river name is of Celtic origin, meaning ‘flowing water’.

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

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35,958 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,494 Military Records
9,247 Immigration Records
36,278 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Leith Families

  • Number of Leith families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leith families
     68 - 134
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leith families
     187 - 371
     63 - 186
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Leith census records

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Leith Family Origin

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Leith Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Leith

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Leith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Leith census records

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Leith Civil War Service Records

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