Leach Family History

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Leach Name Meaning

occupational name for a physician, Old English l?ce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person. topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.

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

Similar surnames: Beach, Reach, Leath, Lynch, Peach, Lech, Lach, Lerch, Desch, Loach

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Leach Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leach name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leach. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Leach Family Origin

Where is the Leach family from?

Leach Family Occupations

What did your Leach ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leach occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Leach's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leach. A less common occupation for the Leach family was School.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer Son

  • School


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

Leach Historical Records

What Leach family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 429,000 census records available for the last name Leach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leach 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Leach. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Leach. For the veterans among your Leach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leach Life Expectancy

What is the average Leach lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Leach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leach in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leach 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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