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Levings Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a personal name (Lehwing or Lewien) formed with Middle Low German lev ‘dear’ + win ‘friend’. This surname has apparently died out in Germany. English: variant of Livings .

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


Similar surnames: Levens, Levins, Lovings, Livings, Levin, Lein, Loving, Flemings

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Where is the Levings family from?

You can see how Levings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levings families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Levings families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Levings's in USA. New York had the highest population of Levings families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Levings surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Levings ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Levings. 44% of Levings men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Levings women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levings were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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
    44%
  • Laborer
    36%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • House Keeper
    25%
  • Office Clerk
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Levings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levings census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 594 immigration records available for the last name Levings. 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 Cards

There are 676 military records available for the last name Levings. For the veterans among your Levings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levings lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Levings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Levings in 1956 was 56, and 87 in 2004.

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