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Leite Name Meaning

Portuguese: nickname from leite ‘milk’ (Late Latin lacte), probably denoting someone with a particularly pale complexion. German and Dutch: from the female personal name Aleit(e), a short form of a Germanic name, Adelheid, formed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + heid ‘kind’, ‘sort’, ‘(human) being’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named Leite or Leitet, from Old Norse leiti ‘hill’, ‘elevation’.

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


Similar surnames: Lein, Leitz, Heide, Leise, Heit, Mente, Lee, Eide, Heise, Leith

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Where is the Leite family from?

You can see how Leite families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leite family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leite families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Leite families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Leite's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Leite families in 1911.
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What did your Leite ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Leite. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leite. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Leite. For the veterans among your Leite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leite lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Leite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Leite in 1959 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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