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Lege Name Meaning

German: topographic name meaning ‘swamp’. Altered form of French Léger (see Leger ).

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

Similar surnames: Loge, Leger, Lage, Leve, Lese, Legg, Ege, Lemer, Leber, Ledet

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Where is the Lege family from?

You can see how Lege families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lege family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lege families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Lege families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Lege's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lege families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lege surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lege ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lege. 43% of Lege men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Lege women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lege were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Saleswoman
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lege. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lege 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 629 immigration records available for the last name Lege. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lege. For the veterans among your Lege ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lege lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lege life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lege in 1958 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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