Leroy Family History

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Leroy Name Meaning

French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), with the definite article le. It may have been an occupational name for someone in the service of the king, or a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities. The name is associated with Huguenots in British America, having been brought by them to MA from La Rochelle.

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

Similar surnames: Leray, Laroy, Merry, Legros, Lecoq, Terry, Leon, Deroy, Dery, Troy

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Leroy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leroy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leroy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Leroy Family Origin

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Leroy Family Occupations

What did your Leroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leroy. A less common occupation for the Leroy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Leroy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Leroy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Leroy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Leroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leroy 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Leroy. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Leroy. For the veterans among your Leroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leroy Life Expectancy

What is the average Leroy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leroy in 1948 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leroy 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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