Leavitt Family History

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Leavitt Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3). habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology. from the Middle English personal name Lefget, Old English Leofgeat, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal name Geat (see Jocelyn). possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Leofg¯ð, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + g¯ð ‘battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Leavey, Nesbitt, Levins, Redditt, Gavitt, Ledwith, Leath, Leith

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Leavitt Family Origin

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Leavitt Family Occupations

What did your Leavitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leavitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Leavitt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leavitt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leavitt.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Leavitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Leavitt. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Leavitt. For the veterans among your Leavitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leavitt Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Leavitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leavitt in 1949 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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