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Leone Family History

Leone Name Meaning

Italian (Leóne): from a personal name based on a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from leone ‘lion’ (Latin leo, genitive leonis).

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


Similar surnames: Leon, Leoni, Leite, Henne, Rene, Long, Looney, Len, Lenke, Penne

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Where is the Leone family from?

You can see how Leone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leone families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Leone family living in Michigan. This was about 25% of all the recorded Leone's in the USA. Michigan and 3 other states had the highest population of Leone families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leone. 21% of Leone men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Leone women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leone were New Worker and Machine Operator.

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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
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Barber
    4%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    11%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Machine Operator
    5%
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What Leone family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Leone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leone 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Leone. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Leone. For the veterans among your Leone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leone lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Leone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leone in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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