Leff Family History

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Leff Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Jewish Lev.

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

Similar surnames: Leaf, Riff, Lent, Reif, Leef, Zeff, Liff, Leif, Neff, Eoff

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Leff Family Origin

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Leff Family Occupations

What did your Leff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Leff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leff family was Clerk In Office. Farmer, Teamster and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leff.

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  • Farmer

  • Teamster

  • Barber

  • Clerk In Office


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

Leff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leff 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leff. 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 Leff. For the veterans among your Leff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leff Life Expectancy

What is the average Leff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leff in 1956 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leff 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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