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Leftwich Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leftwich in Cheshire, so named from the Old English female personal name Leoft?t + wic ‘dairy farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Fenwick, Prestwich, Leach, Ledwith, Leverich, Lefton, Beckwith

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Where is the Leftwich family from?

You can see how Leftwich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leftwich family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Leftwich families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Leftwich families living in Virginia. This was about 73% of all the recorded Leftwich's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Leftwich families in 1840.
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What did your Leftwich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leftwich. 23% of Leftwich men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Leftwich women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leftwich were Farming and Cook.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Leftwich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leftwich 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leftwich. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leftwich. For the veterans among your Leftwich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leftwich lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Leftwich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leftwich in 1945 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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