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

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Lever Family Origin

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Lever Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lever

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