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Leslie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a barony in Aberdeenshire, which is first recorded c.1180 in the form Lesslyn, of obscure origin. Leslie in Fife is said to be named for this place; in some cases the surname may come from there. English: possibly from a double diminutive of the personal name Lece (see Leece), thus Lecelin.

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


Similar surnames: Lesnik, Emslie, Lesslie, Helie, Laslie, Leckie, Lennie, Lelli, Jessie

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Leslie Family Origin

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Leslie Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Leslie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Leslie's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leslie. A less common occupation for the Leslie family was Going To School.

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