Leu Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German lewe ‘lion’, a nickname for a brave or regal person, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.

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

Similar surnames: Lau, Leo, Lei, Ley, Beu, Neu, Leh, Lee, Lex, Lew

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Leu Family Origin

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Leu Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leu. The most common Leu occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Leu's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leu family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith


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Leu Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leu 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

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Draft Card

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Leu Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Leu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leu in 1943 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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