Leven Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Levin. English, North German, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name represented by Old English Leofwine, Saxon Liafwin, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wine ‘friend’. English and Scottish: habitational name from places called Leven in East Yorkshire, Fife, and Renfrew. The first is probably from a stream name, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning smooth (as in Welsh llyfyn). The Scottish place name is from a Gaelic river name meaning ‘elm river’. Dutch and North German: from a Flemish saint’s name, Lefwin (Lieven), the patron saint of Ghent (see Lewin 2).

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

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Leven Family Origin

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Leven Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Car Repairer

    4%
  • Farm Hand

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leven family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Laborer and Car Repairer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leven. The most common Leven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Leven's were Farmers.

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Between 1957 and 2004, Leven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leven in 1957 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leven

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