Leben Family History

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Leben Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + berhta ‘bright’). Altered form of Slovenian Leban, which is probably a nickname derived from the archaic word leb ‘forehead’, ‘skull’.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Leber, Lebens, Lien, Uebel, Nebel, Lueken, Eben, Loden, Leen

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Leben Family Origin

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Leben Family Occupations

What did your Leben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leben. 39% of Leben men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Leben women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leben were Proprietor and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Salesman
    34%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Housework
    50%

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

Leben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leben 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Leben. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Leben. For the veterans among your Leben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leben Life Expectancy

What is the average Leben lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Leben in 1963 was 90, and 85 in 2004.

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