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Leventis Name Meaning

Greek: from Italian levanti ‘Levantine’, ‘people from the East’, i.e. the eastern Mediterranean, in particular armed sailors or pirates during the Middle Ages. In Italian the word took on a negative connotation and came to mean ‘pirate’ and hence ‘undisciplined youth’, but in Greek the term has positive connotations of fearlessness and gallantry. It is also a reduced form of surnames with Levento- as a prefix, e.g. Leventogiannis ‘John the gallant’.

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

Similar surnames: Levitas, Ventre, Levant, Levins, Levings, Levene, Leonti, Lebens

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Where is the Leventis family from?

You can see how Leventis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leventis family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Leventis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Leventis families living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Leventis's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Leventis families in 1920.
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What did your Leventis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leventis. 75% of Leventis men worked as a Proprietor.

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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

  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cashier
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 469 immigration records available for the last name Leventis. 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 157 military records available for the last name Leventis. For the veterans among your Leventis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leventis lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Leventis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leventis in 1949 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

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