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Llewellyn Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Llywelyn derived from British Celtic Lugubelinos itself from the divine name Lugus + an uncertain second element often used alone as a name. Through association with llew ‘lion’ it was altered to Llewelyn. This was the name of two princes of north Wales who held the Normans at bay for many years in the 13th century. Etymologically speaking the form with a fourth -l- is an error not found as an original Welsh name but this is now much the most common spelling in the US.

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

Similar surnames: Llewelyn, Lewellyn, Jewell, Elwell, Ellen, Donnelly, Evelyn, Newell

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Where is the Llewellyn family from?

You can see how Llewellyn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Llewellyn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Llewellyn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Llewellyn families living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Llewellyn's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Llewellyn families in 1840.
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What did your Llewellyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Llewellyn. 16% of Llewellyn men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Llewellyn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Llewellyn were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Llewellyn. For the veterans among your Llewellyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Llewellyn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Llewellyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Llewellyn in 1941 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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