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Leach Name Meaning

occupational name for a physician, Old English l?ce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person. topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.

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


Similar surnames: Beach, Reach, Leath, Lynch, Peach, Lech, Lach, Lerch, Desch, Loach

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Where is the Leach family from?

You can see how Leach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leach families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 133 Leach families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Leach's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Leach families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leach. 15% of Leach men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Leach women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leach were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 429,000 census records available for the last name Leach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leach census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Leach. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Leach. For the veterans among your Leach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leach lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Leach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leach in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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