Lefton Family History

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Lefton Name Meaning

habitational name, perhaps from Lepton in West Yorkshire, which is named from Old English hlep ‘leap’ (hence ‘cliff’, ‘steep slope’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. probably a variant of Leverton.

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

Similar surnames: Lenton, Leston, Leaton, Sefton, Lifton, Linton, Clifton, Liston

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Lefton Family Origin

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Lefton Family Occupations

What did your Lefton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lefton occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Lefton's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Lefton family was Works In Thread Mill. Laborer and Taylor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lefton.

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  • Laborer

  • Taylor

  • Works In Thread Mill


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lefton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lefton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lefton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lefton 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Lefton. 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 313 military records available for the last name Lefton. For the veterans among your Lefton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lefton Life Expectancy

What is the average Lefton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lefton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lefton in 1962 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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