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Leep Name Meaning

Perhaps an English and Scottish metonymic occupational name for a basket maker from Old English lēap ‘basket’ (see Leeper ).

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

Similar surnames: Leap, Reep, Lees, Keep, Leeper, Leet, Leed, Lee, Deep, Lemp

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Where is the Leep family from?

You can see how Leep families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leep family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leep families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Leep families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Leep's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Leep families in 1840.
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What did your Leep ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leep. 36% of Leep men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Leep women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leep were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leep. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leep 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Leep. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Leep. For the veterans among your Leep ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leep lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Leep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Leep in 1964 was 73, and 89 in 2004.

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