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Leh Family History

Leh Name Meaning

Of German origin: perhaps an altered spelling of Löh, a habitational name from any of numerous places named Löh or Löhe. This name is found chiefly in PA.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Ley, Lew, Lehr, Leo, Lech, Leu, Lea, Luh, Loh

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Where is the Leh family from?

You can see how Leh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Leh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Leh families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Leh's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Leh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leh. 20% of Leh men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Leh women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leh were Machinist and Beautician.

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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
    20%
  • Accountant
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Beautician
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leh 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Leh. 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 759 military records available for the last name Leh. For the veterans among your Leh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leh lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Leh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Leh in 1959 was 36, and 92 in 2004.

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