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Leaver Family History

Leaver Name Meaning

English: variant of Lever .

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

Similar surnames: Leaper, Beaver, Lever, Cleaver, Beaven, Deaver, Leavey, Ledger

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Where is the Leaver family from?

You can see how Leaver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leaver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leaver families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 92 Leaver families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Leaver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leaver families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leaver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Leaver. 60% of Leaver men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Leaver women worked as a 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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Leaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leaver 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leaver. 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 Leaver. For the veterans among your Leaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leaver lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leaver in 1947 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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