Leitch Family History

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Leitch Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a physician (see Leach 1).

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

Similar surnames: Veitch, Leith, Leach, Reith, Latch, Leetch, Fleisch, Fitch, Lerch

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Leitch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leitch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leitch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Leitch Family Origin

Where is the Leitch family from?

Leitch Family Occupations

What did your Leitch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leitch family was Laborer. The most common Leitch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Leitch's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leitch.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leitch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leitch Historical Records

What Leitch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Leitch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leitch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Leitch. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Leitch. For the veterans among your Leitch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leitch Life Expectancy

What is the average Leitch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Leitch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leitch in 1940 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leitch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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