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Leibowitz Family History

Leibowitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Leib 1. The suffix -owitz represents a Germanized form of the eastern Slavic patronymic suffix -ovich, Polish -owicz.

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

Similar surnames: Berkowitz, Leibovitz, Lebowitz, Lewkowicz, Moskowitz, Mendlowitz

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Where is the Leibowitz family from?

You can see how Leibowitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leibowitz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Leibowitz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 246 Leibowitz families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Leibowitz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Leibowitz families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leibowitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leibowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leibowitz. 23% of Leibowitz men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Leibowitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leibowitz were Operator and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Leibowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leibowitz 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Leibowitz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leibowitz. For the veterans among your Leibowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leibowitz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leibowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leibowitz in 1953 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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