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Ledger Family History

Ledger Name Meaning

from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. (In Germany the name was connected with a different saint, an 8th-century bishop of Münster.) variant of Letcher, in part a deliberate alteration to avoid the association with Middle English lecheor ‘lecher’.

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


Similar surnames: Leger, Reder, Lever, Lodge, Rediger, Seeger, Eger, Leiser, Deger

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Where is the Ledger family from?

You can see how Ledger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ledger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ledger families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 60 Ledger families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Ledger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ledger families in 1911.
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What did your Ledger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ledger. 41% of Ledger men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Ledger women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ledger were Laborer and 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
    41%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    60%
  • Farmer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ledger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledger 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ledger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ledger. For the veterans among your Ledger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ledger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ledger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ledger in 1956 was 64, and 67 in 2004.

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