Ledet Family History

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Ledet Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Le Dé, a nickname for a gambler, meaning ‘the die’.

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

Similar surnames: Lehew, Lemer, Lent, Lege, Leger, Leduc, Lerew, Leder, Lever, Cadet

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Ledet Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ledet name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ledet. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Ledet Family Origin

Where is the Ledet family from?

Ledet Family Occupations

What did your Ledet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ledet family was Rice Planter. The most common Ledet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Ledet's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ledet.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Rice Planter


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

Ledet Historical Records

What Ledet family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ledet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledet 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 356 immigration records available for the last name Ledet. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ledet. For the veterans among your Ledet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledet Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledet lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ledet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ledet in 1953 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ledet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledet 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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