Les Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Polish les, dialect form of standard Polish las ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Lis, Len, Lew, Lee, Oles, Lees, Leo, Los, Leys, Mis

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Les Family Origin

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Les Family Occupations

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  • Farm Work

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, Farm Work, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Les. The most common Les occupation in the USA was Farm Work. 25% of Les's were Farm Works. A less common occupation for the Les family was Laborer.

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Les Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Les life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Les in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Les

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