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Levens Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so named from the Old English personal name Leofa (genitive form) + næss ‘promontory’. North German: patronymic from Leven 2.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Levins, Levene, Lees, Lever, Lievens, Leeds, Ovens, Lebens

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Where is the Levens family from?

You can see how Levens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Levens families living in Illinois. This was about 19% of all the recorded Levens's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Levens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Levens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Levens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Levens. 24% of Levens men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Levens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levens were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Levens. 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 Levens. For the veterans among your Levens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levens lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Levens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Levens in 1945 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

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