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Lesslie Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Leslie .

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


Similar surnames: Leslie, Laslie, Lessley, Lesley, Esplin, Leese, Jessie, Emslie, Solie

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Where is the Lesslie family from?

You can see how Lesslie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesslie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lesslie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 7 Lesslie families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lesslie's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lesslie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesslie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesslie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesslie. 22% of Lesslie men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Lesslie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesslie were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Primary Teacher
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lesslie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesslie 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Lesslie. 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 942 military records available for the last name Lesslie. For the veterans among your Lesslie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesslie lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lesslie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lesslie in 1960 was 46, and 89 in 2004.

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