Lever Family History

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Lever Name Meaning

nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares. topographic name for someone who lived in a place thickly grown with rushes, from Old English l?fer ‘rush’, ‘reed’, ‘iris’. Compare Laver 3. Great and Little Lever in Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire) are named with this word (in a collective sense) and in some cases the surname may also be derived from these places. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of an Old English personal name, Leofhere, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + here ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Leven, Laver, Leer, Leber, Leger, Lier, Lemer, Levee, Klever, Leier

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Lever Family Origin

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Lever Family Occupations

What did your Lever ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lever. 38% of Lever men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lever women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lever were Labourer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lever Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lever. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Lever. For the veterans among your Lever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lever Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lever in 1945 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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