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Levy Family History

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. Compare Levi and Lowy Czech (Levý): nickname for a left-handed person from the adjective levý ‘left’. This surname is also found in Slovakia.

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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Where is the Levy family from?

You can see how Levy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Levy families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Levy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Levy families in 1840.
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What did your Levy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Levy. 21% of Levy men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Levy women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levy were Manager and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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