Leaf Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal names Leofa (masculine) and Leofe (feminine) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’. These names were in part short forms of various compound names with this first element, in part independent affectionate bynames. English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area, from Middle English leaf ‘leaf’; a certain Robert Intheleaves is recorded in London in the 14th century. Americanized form of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv, an ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’. English translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Blatt.

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


Similar surnames: Leif, Lear, Bean, Lean, Lau, Leach, Leap, Self, Teaff, Len

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Leaf Family Origin

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Leaf Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leaf. A less common occupation for the Leaf family was Laborer. The most common Leaf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Leaf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Leaf Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Leaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leaf in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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