Leather Family History

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Leather Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Yorkshire): metonymic occupational name for a leatherworker or seller of leather goods, from Middle English lether, Old English leþer ‘leather’.

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

Similar surnames: Feather, Lather, Leader, Latter, Letcher, Latner, Leath, Heather

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Leather Family Origin

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Leather Family Occupations

What did your Leather ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Leather. 54% of Leather men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Agent
  • Labourer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Leather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Leather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leather 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Leather. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leather. For the veterans among your Leather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leather Life Expectancy

What is the average Leather lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Leather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leather in 1958 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leather 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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