Lease Family History

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Lease Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: possibly a reduced and altered form of McLeish. English: see Lees 2.

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

Similar surnames: Leas, Nease, Leese, Leake, Leask, Leary, Lade, Leap, Dease, Pease

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Lease Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lease name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lease. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Lease Family Origin

Where is the Lease family from?

Lease Family Occupations

What did your Lease ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lease family was Farming. The most common Lease occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lease's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lease.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Lease Historical Records

What Lease family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Lease. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lease 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 936 immigration records available for the last name Lease. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lease. For the veterans among your Lease ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lease Life Expectancy

What is the average Lease lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lease life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Lease in 1940 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lease

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lease 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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