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Lev Family History

Lev Name Meaning

from Slavic lev ‘lion’, which was used as an equivalent of the Yiddish personal name leyb (see Leib 1). shortened form of Levy.

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


Similar surnames: Leo, Lee, Lew, Lem, Lex, Leva, Levy, Len, Leu, Lei

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Where is the Lev family from?

You can see how Lev families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lev family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Lev families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Lev families living in Alabama. This was about 30% of all the recorded Lev's in the USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Lev families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lev surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lev ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lev. 30% of Lev men worked as a Salesman and 54% of Lev women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lev were Owner and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Owner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    54%
  • Cashier
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lev. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lev 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lev. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lev. For the veterans among your Lev ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lev lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lev life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lev in 1956 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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