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Leef Family History

Leef Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leaf.

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


Similar surnames: Lief, Leif, Lees, Lee, Leek, Leaf, Leen, Teer, Liff, Ree

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Where is the Leef family from?

You can see how Leef families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leef family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leef families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Leef families living in Maryland. This was about 67% of all the recorded Leef's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Leef families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leef surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leef ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leef. 17% of Leef men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Leef women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leef were Manager and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leef census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 266 immigration records available for the last name Leef. 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 309 military records available for the last name Leef. For the veterans among your Leef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leef lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Leef in 1963 was 82, and 74 in 2004.

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