History of your Surname
Get access to Levi family records.Start a free trial

Levi Family History

Levi Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic): see Levy.

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


Similar surnames: Levit, Levy, Levis, Levin, Leve, Levie, Lev, Levitt, Len, Leva

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Levi family from?

You can see how Levi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levi family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levi families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Levi families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Levi's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Levi families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Levi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Levi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Levi. 15% of Levi men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Levi women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levi were Proprietor and Housewife.

View Census data for Levi | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Levi family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Levi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levi census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Levi

Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Levi. 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.

View all Levi immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Levi. For the veterans among your Levi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Levi military records

You've only scratched the surface of Levi family history.

Discover More

What is the average Levi lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Levi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Levi in 1940 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Levi

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Levi family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial