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Lehtonen Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name a cognate of Lehto (from lehto ‘grove’) + the surname suffix -nen. Adopted primarily by Finns without surnames in the late 19th century in western and southern Finland. In the name-changing campaigns of the early 20th century also taken to replace Swedish surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Lehtinen, Leinonen, Leppanen, Peltonen, Tahtinen, Laitinen, Lehtola

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Where is the Lehtonen family from?

You can see how Lehtonen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehtonen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Lehtonen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Lehtonen families living in Minnesota. This was about 17% of all the recorded Lehtonen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lehtonen families in 1920.
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What did your Lehtonen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lehtonen. 30% of Lehtonen men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Lehtonen women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehtonen were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Laundress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lehtonen. 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 360 military records available for the last name Lehtonen. For the veterans among your Lehtonen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehtonen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lehtonen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lehtonen in 1962 was 68, and 43 in 2004.

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