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Leck Name Meaning

English: variant of Leake . North German: habitational name from a place so named in Schleswig-Holstein. North German: possibly also an altered form of Lech . Dutch (mainly Van der Leck): topographic name for someone living near the rivier Lek. Americanized form of Polish Rusyn (mainly from Poland) Czech or Slovak Lech . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 陸 based on its Hokkien or Teochew pronunciation see Lu 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heck, Beck, Fleck, Lock, Reck, Seck, Luck, Lueck, Bleck, Peck

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Where is the Leck family from?

You can see how Leck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leck families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Leck families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Leck's in USA. New York had the highest population of Leck families in 1840.
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What did your Leck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leck. 25% of Leck men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Leck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leck were Machinist and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leck. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Leck. For the veterans among your Leck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leck lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Leck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Leck in 1949 was 24, and 64 in 2004.

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