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Leffel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of spoons Middle High German leffel Yiddish lefl ‘spoon’. Altered form of German Löffel see Loeffel .

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

Similar surnames: Loeffel, Werfel, Riffel, Kuffel, Leffler, Leifer, Raffel, Hoeffel

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Where is the Leffel family from?

You can see how Leffel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leffel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Leffel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Leffel families living in Ohio. This was about 82% of all the recorded Leffel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Leffel families in 1840.
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What did your Leffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Manager were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leffel. 23% of Leffel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Leffel women worked as a Manager. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leffel were Painter 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Leffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leffel 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Leffel. 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 Leffel. For the veterans among your Leffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leffel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Leffel in 1948 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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