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Lesh Family History

Lesh Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Lesch 1 (see Loesch ). Americanized form of Polish Leś Croatian Slovenian and Czech Leš (see Les ) and probably also of Sorbian Lěš or of its Germanized form Lesch

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


Similar surnames: Resh, Esh, Losh, Lash, Lush, Mesh, Leh, Lesch, Gresh, Kash

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Where is the Lesh family from?

You can see how Lesh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lesh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Lesh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 68% of all the recorded Lesh's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lesh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesh. 24% of Lesh men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lesh women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesh were Operator and 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
    24%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Operator
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lesh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesh 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 Lesh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lesh. For the veterans among your Lesh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesh lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lesh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lesh in 1945 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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