Leske Family History

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Leske Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or occupational name for a forester, from Slavic les ‘forest’. Compare Polish Lesiak.

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

Similar surnames: Lesky, Laske, Leake, Lesko, Meske, Jeske, Teske, Lake, Lese, Lenke

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Leske Family Origin

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Leske Family Occupations

What did your Leske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Leske's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leske family was Pedler. Farmer, Tailor and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leske.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Laborer

  • Pedler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leske ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Leske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leske 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 788 immigration records available for the last name Leske. 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 927 military records available for the last name Leske. For the veterans among your Leske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leske Life Expectancy

What is the average Leske lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Leske in 1944 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leske 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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