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Where is the Lea family from?
You can see how Lea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lea family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lea families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 66 Lea families living in Tennessee. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lea's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Lea families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lea. 21% of Lea men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Lea women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lea were Carpenter and Stenographer.