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Leverett Name Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal name Levered Leveret Lovered (Old English Lēofrǣd from lēof ‘dear beloved’ + rǣd ‘counsel advice’). Levered and Leveret were sometimes altered to Leverod(e) and Leverote perhaps through false association with personal names ending in the interchangeable hypocoristic suffixes -et(e) and -ot(e). nickname from Middle English: Anglo-Norman French leveret ‘young hare’ is possible though no certain examples are on record.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Everett, Lever, Leverton, Revere, Levene, Ferrett, Liverett, Evett

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Where is the Leverett family from?

You can see how Leverett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leverett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leverett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Leverett families living in Georgia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Leverett's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Leverett families in 1840.
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What did your Leverett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leverett. 27% of Leverett men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Leverett women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leverett were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    16%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Leverett. For the veterans among your Leverett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leverett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leverett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leverett in 1952 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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