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Leithead Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a farm at the head of the Water of Leith which flows through Edinburgh.

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

Similar surnames: Leith, Muirhead, Lochhead, Redhead, Leisher, Whitehead, Lawhead

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Where is the Leithead family from?

You can see how Leithead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leithead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leithead families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1880 there were 19 Leithead families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Leithead's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Leithead families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leithead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leithead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Mender were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leithead. 50% of Leithead men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Leithead women worked as a Mender. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Mender
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Leithead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leithead 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Leithead. 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 480 military records available for the last name Leithead. For the veterans among your Leithead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leithead lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Leithead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leithead in 1964 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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