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Leu Family History

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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Where is the Leu family from?

You can see how Leu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leu family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Leu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Leu families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Leu's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Leu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leu. 40% of Leu men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Leu women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leu were Farm Laborer and Manager.

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Owner
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Manager
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leu. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Leu. For the veterans among your Leu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leu lifespan?

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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