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Lesley Family History

Lesley Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Leslie.

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

116,043 Historical Documents with Lesley on Ancestry.com
31,420 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,964 Military Records
1,478 Immigration Records
20,154 Census and Voter Lists
60,027 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lesley Families

  • Number of Lesley families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lesley families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lesley families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Lesley census records

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Lesley Family Origin

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Lesley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Lesley families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Lesley

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Lesley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lesley census records

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Lesley Civil War Service Records

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