Leap Family History

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Leap Name Meaning

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Old English leap ‘basket’. Compare Leeper.

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

Similar surnames: Leep, Lear, Heap, Leaf, Lean, Bean, Lemp, Leach, Reap, Leath

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Leap Family Origin

Where is the Leap family from?

Leap Family Occupations

What did your Leap ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leap. A less common occupation for the Leap family was Keeping House. The most common Leap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Leap's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Leap Historical Records

What Leap family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leap 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 357 immigration records available for the last name Leap. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leap. For the veterans among your Leap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leap Life Expectancy

What is the average Leap lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leap in 1942 was 38, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leap

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leap 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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