Leaver Family History

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Leaver Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lever.

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

Similar surnames: Leaper, Beaver, Lever, Cleaver, Beaven, Deaver, Leavey, Ledger

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Leaver Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leaver name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leaver. 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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Leaver Family Origin

Where is the Leaver family from?

Leaver Family Occupations

What did your Leaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Leaver's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leaver. A less common occupation for the Leaver family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper


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

Leaver Historical Records

What Leaver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Leaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leaver 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leaver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leaver. For the veterans among your Leaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Leaver lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leaver in 1947 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leaver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leaver 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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