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Leavey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Dunleavy. English: from the Middle English personal name Lefwi, Old English Leofwig, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Lever, Leavy, Beaver, Lavey, Reavey, Eavey, Heavey, Neaves, Heaney

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Where is the Leavey family from?

You can see how Leavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leavey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Leavey families living in Maine. This was about 40% of all the recorded Leavey's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Leavey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leavey. 18% of Leavey men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Leavey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leavey were Clerk and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Maid
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Leavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leavey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leavey. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Leavey. For the veterans among your Leavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leavey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leavey in 1962 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

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