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Lese Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Lis 1 ‘fox’.

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

Similar surnames: Lege, Lee, Les, Leske, Leben, Plese, Lose, Nese, Less, Teske

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Where is the Lese family from?

You can see how Lese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lese families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Lese families living in Manitoba. This was about 55% of all the recorded Lese's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Lese families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Shoe Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lese. 47% of Lese men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lese women worked as a Shoe Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lese were Operator and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Shoe Worker
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lese 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Lese. 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 246 military records available for the last name Lese. For the veterans among your Lese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lese lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lese in 1963 was 79, and 102 in 2004.

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