Levy Family History

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Levy Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the Biblical personal name Levi, from a Hebrew word meaning ‘joining’. This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites, members of the tribe of Levi, who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim (see Cohen) in their priestly duties.

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

Similar surnames: Ley, Levi, Lev, Len, Levin, Davy, Lewy, Lein, Leva, Fey

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Levy Family Origin

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Levy Family Occupations

What did your Levy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Levy family was Keeping House. Tailor, Merchant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Levy. The most common Levy occupation in the USA was Tailor. 8% of Levy's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

  • Merchant

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Levy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Levy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 387,000 census records available for the last name Levy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Levy. 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 Card

There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Levy. For the veterans among your Levy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Levy Life Expectancy

What is the average Levy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Levy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Levy in 1943 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Levy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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