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Leger Name Meaning

French (Léger) and English: from the Germanic personal name Leodegar (see Ledger). French: nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’. English: see Letcher. Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.

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


Similar surnames: Lever, Ledger, Seger, Deger, Lemer, Beger, Leer, Leber, Lier, Reder

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Where is the Leger family from?

You can see how Leger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leger families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Leger families living in Louisiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Leger's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Leger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leger. 27% of Leger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Leger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leger were Farming and Maid. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stitcher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Leger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leger 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Leger. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Leger. For the veterans among your Leger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leger lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Leger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leger in 1951 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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