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Lebens Family History

Lebens Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Lebentzig, from Middle High German lebendic ‘alive’, a nickname for a lively person. Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the Germanic personal names Liebrecht or Liebold.

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


Similar surnames: Leben, Sebens, Lebert, Levens, Leven, Leber, Likens, Neuens, Lees

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Where is the Lebens family from?

You can see how Lebens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lebens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lebens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Lebens families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Lebens's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Lebens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lebens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lebens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Dentist and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lebens. 25% of Lebens men worked as a Dentist and 46% of Lebens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lebens were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Dentist
    25%
  • Moulder
    25%
  • Attendant
    17%
  • Carpenter
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    46%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 153 immigration records available for the last name Lebens. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lebens. For the veterans among your Lebens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lebens lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Lebens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lebens in 1960 was 45, and 73 in 2003.

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