Leet Family History

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Leet Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a watercourse or road junction, Old English gel?t, or a habitational name from Leat in Devon, or The Leete in Essex, named with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Leed, Lees, Fleet, Leer, Lier, Lett, Leep, Best, Lehr

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Leet Family Origin

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Leet Family Occupations

What did your Leet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Leet's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leet family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leet.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Leet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Leet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leet 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leet. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leet. For the veterans among your Leet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leet Life Expectancy

What is the average Leet lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Leet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Leet in 1955 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leet 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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