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Ledbetter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in lead, Middle English ledbetere, from Old English lead ‘lead’ + the agent noun from beatan ‘to beat’.

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


Similar surnames: Leeper, Better, Bester, Herberger, Leadbetter, Letbetter, Tretter

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Ledbetter Family Origin

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Ledbetter Family Occupations

What did your Ledbetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ledbetter family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ledbetter. The most common Ledbetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Ledbetter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Ledbetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ledbetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledbetter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ledbetter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ledbetter. For the veterans among your Ledbetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledbetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledbetter lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ledbetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ledbetter in 1940 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ledbetter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledbetter 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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