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Leos Name Meaning

variant spelling of Spanish Leoz, a habitational name of Basque origin, from Leotz in Navarre province. Greek: from the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.

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


Similar surnames: Leon, Leo, Lees, Leys, Loos, Lemos, Lio, Sens, Roos, Look

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Where is the Leos family from?

You can see how Leos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Leos families living in Texas. This was about 64% of all the recorded Leos's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Leos families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leos. 38% of Leos men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Leos women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leos were New Worker and Nutmeat Picker.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • None
    18%
  • Nutmeat Picker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leos 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leos. 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 566 military records available for the last name Leos. For the veterans among your Leos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leos lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Leos in 1952 was 31, and 61 in 2004.

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