Leigh Family History

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Leigh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee) or with leage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye).

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


Similar surnames: Sleigh, Haigh, Raleigh, Leach, Leite, High, Leng, Lein, Bligh, Leier

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Leigh Family Origin

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Leigh Family Occupations

What did your Leigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leigh. 23% of Leigh men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Leigh women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leigh were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Accountant
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Leigh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Leigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leigh 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Leigh. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Leigh. For the veterans among your Leigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Leigh lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Leigh in 1948 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leigh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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