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Leal Name Meaning

English, Spanish, and Portuguese: nickname for a loyal or trustworthy person, from Old French leial, Spanish and Portuguese leal ‘loyal’, ‘faithful (to obligations)’, Latin legalis, from lex, ‘law’, ‘obligation’ (genitive legis).

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


Similar surnames: Seal, Real, Veal, Lear, Beal, Lean, Teal, Bean, Leap, Neal

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Leal Family Origin

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Leal Family Occupations

What did your Leal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leal. A less common occupation for the Leal family was Keeps House. The most common Leal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Leal's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Keeps House

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Leal. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Leal. For the veterans among your Leal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leal Life Expectancy

What is the average Leal lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Leal in 1942 was 61, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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