Leiva Family History

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Leiva Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name a place called Leiva, chiefly the one in La Rioja province and to a lesser extent the one in Murcia.

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

Similar surnames: Oliva, Lira, Lerma, Veiga, Lema, Leyva, Lessa, Neva, Leva, Leija

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Leiva Family Origin

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Leiva Family Occupations

What did your Leiva ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Stock Raiser and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leiva. A less common occupation for the Leiva family was Day Laborer. The most common Leiva occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Leiva's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Stock Raiser

  • Cigar Maker

  • Day Laborer


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

Leiva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Leiva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiva 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leiva. 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 292 military records available for the last name Leiva. For the veterans among your Leiva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leiva Life Expectancy

What is the average Leiva lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leiva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Leiva in 1948 was 32, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leiva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leiva 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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