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Leath Family History

Leath Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn Middle English lathe from Old Norse hlatha or possibly for someone who lived near a track from Middle English leith laith (Old Norse leith).

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


Similar surnames: Heath, Leach, Leaf, Beach, Dearth, Reach, Bath, Peach, Leite, Loach

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Where is the Leath family from?

You can see how Leath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leath families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Leath families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Leath's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leath families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leath ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Leath. 100% of Leath men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Leath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leath 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Leath. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Leath. For the veterans among your Leath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leath lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Leath in 1948 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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