Lief Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leaf. Dutch (de Lief): nickname from lief, ‘dear’, ‘beloved’, with the definite article de. Jewish: unexplained, possibly from the Netherlands, with the same etymology as 2.

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


Similar surnames: Liff, Lien, Leef, Lie, Lieb, Lier, Lins, Lio, Liew, Lew

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Lief Family Origin

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Lief Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Keeps House

    25%
  • Stone Mason

    25%

In 1880, the most common Lief occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Lief's were Laborers. Laborer and Keeps House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lief. A less common occupation for the Lief family was Stone Mason.

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Lief Historical Records

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Lief Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Lief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lief in 1962 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lief

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