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Leslie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a barony in Aberdeenshire, which is first recorded c.1180 in the form Lesslyn, of obscure origin. Leslie in Fife is said to be named for this place; in some cases the surname may come from there. English: possibly from a double diminutive of the personal name Lece (see Leece), thus Lecelin.

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

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Leslie Family Origin

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Leslie Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Leslie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Leslie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leslie family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leslie.

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Leslie Life Expectancy

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