Leith Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the port near Edinburgh, which takes its name from the river at whose mouth it stands. The river name is of Celtic origin, meaning ‘flowing water’.

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


Similar surnames: Keith, Leite, Lenth, Reith, Weith, Leigh, Lein, Fleitz, Leitch, Leach

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Leith Family Origin

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Leith Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Clerk

    4%
  • Miller

    4%
  • Cultivateur

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leith family was Cultivateur. Farmer, Clerk and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leith. The most common Leith occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Leith's were Farmers.

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Leith Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Leith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leith in 1950 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leith

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