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Lever Name Meaning

nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares. topographic name for someone who lived in a place thickly grown with rushes, from Old English l?fer ‘rush’, ‘reed’, ‘iris’. Compare Laver 3. Great and Little Lever in Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire) are named with this word (in a collective sense) and in some cases the surname may also be derived from these places. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of an Old English personal name, Leofhere, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + here ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Laver, Leer, Leber, Leger, Lier, Lemer, Levee, Klever, Leier

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Lever Family Origin

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Lever Family Occupations

What did your Lever ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lever occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Lever's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lever family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lever.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Lever Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lever census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lever. 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 Card

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

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Lever Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lever in 1945 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lever ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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