Leger Name Meaning

French (Léger) and English: from the Germanic personal name Leodegar (see Ledger). French: nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’. English: see Letcher. Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.

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


Similar surnames: Lever, Ledger, Seger, Deger, Lemer, Beger, Leer, Leber, Lier, Reder

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Leger Family Origin

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Leger Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    23%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Farmer Son

    7%
  • Journalier

    3%

In 1881, the most common Leger occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 23% of Leger's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leger. A less common occupation for the Leger family was Journalier.

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Leger Historical Records

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Leger Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Leger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leger in 1951 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leger

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