Les Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Polish les, dialect form of standard Polish las ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Lis, Len, Lew, Lee, Oles, Lees, Leo, Los, Leys, Mis

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Les Family Origin

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Les Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Les occupation in the USA was Farm Work. 25% of Les's were Farm Works. A less common occupation for the Les family was Laborer. Farm Work, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Les.

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  • Farm Work

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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Les Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Les. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Les 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

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Les. For the veterans among your Les ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Les Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Les life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Les in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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