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Leite Name Meaning

Portuguese: nickname from leite ‘milk’ (from Late Latin lacte) probably denoting someone with a particularly pale complexion. German: from the female personal name Aleit(e) a short form of an ancient Germanic name Adelheid formed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + heid ‘kind sort (human) being’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named Leite or Leitet from Old Norse leiti ‘hill elevation’.

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

Similar surnames: Lein, Leitz, Heide, Leise, Heit, Mente, Lee, Eide, Heise, Leith

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Where is the Leite family from?

You can see how Leite families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leite family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leite families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Leite families living in Minnesota. This was about 63% of all the recorded Leite's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Leite families in 1880.
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What did your Leite ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Power Sewing were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leite. 22% of Leite men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Leite women worked as a Power Sewing. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leite were Carpenter and Winder. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Power Sewing
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Winder
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leite. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Leite. For the veterans among your Leite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leite lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Leite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Leite in 1959 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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