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Leverton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called. One in Berkshire is named with the Old English female personal name Leofwaru (composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + waru ‘care’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; one in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English l?fer ‘rush’, ‘reed’ (see Lever 2). North and South Leverton in Nottinghamshire may contain a river name identical to that in Lear 2.

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


Similar surnames: Everton, Overton, Yelverton, Lorton, Netherton, Leston, Lefton

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Where is the Leverton family from?

You can see how Leverton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leverton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leverton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Leverton families living in Maryland. This was about 42% of all the recorded Leverton's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Leverton families in 1840.
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What did your Leverton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leverton. 27% of Leverton men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Leverton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leverton 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Clerical
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Leverton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Leverton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leverton in 1954 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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