Lesley Family History

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Lesley Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Leslie.

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


Similar surnames: Lasley, Lessley, Kerley, Pasley, Fenley, Mealey, Hasley, Besley

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Lesley Family Origin

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Lesley Family Occupations

What did your Lesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lesley family was Laborer. The most common Lesley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Lesley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lesley.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Lesley Historical Records

What Lesley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Lesley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lesley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lesley. For the veterans among your Lesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lesley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lesley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lesley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lesley in 1950 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lesley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lesley 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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