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Lesar Family History

Lesar Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: occupational name for a woodman derived from les ‘wood timber’ or a topographic name for a forest dweller derived from the same word with the dialect meaning ‘forest’. Compare Lessar .

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


Similar surnames: Lazar, Tesar, Leser, Lesky, Cesar, Leske, Lever, Levar, Slusar, Lebar

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Where is the Lesar family from?

You can see how Lesar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lesar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Lesar family living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Lesar's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Lesar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesar. 50% of Lesar men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Lesar women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesar were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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
    50%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Machinist
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lesar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesar 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Lesar. 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 266 military records available for the last name Lesar. For the veterans among your Lesar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesar lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lesar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lesar in 1950 was 46, and 61 in 2004.

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