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Leise Name Meaning

Dutch: from a female personal name such as Lijse, Alice, or Aleidis. German: nickname for a soft-spoken, quiet person, from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’.

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


Similar surnames: Leis, Leiser, Reise, Leiss, Meise, Leite, Leisen, Leist, Zeise, Heise

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Where is the Leise family from?

You can see how Leise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leise families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Leise families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 60% of all the recorded Leise's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Leise families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leise. 38% of Leise men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Leise women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leise were Farmers Son and Stenographer.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leise 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Leise. 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 774 military records available for the last name Leise. For the veterans among your Leise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leise lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Leise in 1956 was 32, and 91 in 2004.

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