History of your Surname
Get access to Leu family records.Start a free trial

Leu Family History

Leu Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle Low German lēwe Middle High German leu ‘lion’ a nickname for a brave or regal person or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a lion. Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 呂 see Lu 6. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 廖 see Liao . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 劉 and 柳 see Liu 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 雷 see Lei

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lau, Leo, Lei, Ley, Beu, Neu, Leh, Lee, Lex, Lew

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Leu family from?

You can see how Leu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leu family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Leu families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Leu families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leu's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leu families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leu ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Leu. 100% of Leu men worked as a Laborer. .

View Census Data for Leu | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Leu family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leu census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Leu

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leu. 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.

View all Leu immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Leu. For the veterans among your Leu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Leu military records

You've only scratched the surface of Leu family history

Discover More

What is the average Leu lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Leu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leu in 1943 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leu

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Leu family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Leu last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial