Leathem Family History

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Leathem Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Latham.

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

Similar surnames: Lathem, Leatham, Leahey, Latham, Leedham, Lathan, Lather, Lathe

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Leathem Family Origin

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Leathem Family Occupations

What did your Leathem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leathem family was Keeping House. The most common Leathem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Leathem's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Commission Mrcht In Groceries were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leathem.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Commission Mrcht In Groceries

  • Keeping House


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

Leathem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leathem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leathem 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Leathem. 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 712 military records available for the last name Leathem. For the veterans among your Leathem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leathem Life Expectancy

What is the average Leathem lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Leathem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Leathem in 1957 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leathem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leathem 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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