Leatherwood Family History

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Leatherwood Name Meaning

English: perhaps a deliberate alteration of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead in Surrey, which is named from Celtic led ‘gray’ + rïd ‘ford’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlið ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Littlewood, Gatewood, Sherwood, Underwood, Hazelwood, Calderwood

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Leatherwood Family Origin

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Leatherwood Family Occupations

What did your Leatherwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leatherwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Leatherwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leatherwood. A less common occupation for the Leatherwood family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Leatherwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Leatherwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Leatherwood lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leatherwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leatherwood in 1944 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leatherwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leatherwood 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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