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Leisten Family History

Leisten Name Meaning

German: variant of Leist.

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


Similar surnames: Leister, Heister, Eister, Gersten, Reiten, Leist, Leisen, Leiter

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Where is the Leisten family from?

You can see how Leisten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leisten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leisten families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Leisten family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Leisten's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Leisten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leisten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leisten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Leisten. 43% of Leisten men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    43%
  • Plasterer
    29%
  • Brewer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leisten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leisten 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Leisten. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Leisten. For the veterans among your Leisten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leisten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Leisten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leisten in 1958 was 58, and 51 in 2004.

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