Llewellyn Family History

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Llewellyn Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (anciently Lugobelinos), probably derived from the element llyw ‘leader’, although the exact formation is unclear. This was the name of two princes of North Wales who held the Normans at bay for many years in the 13th century. Etymologically speaking, the form with a fourth -l- is an error, not found as an original Welsh name, but this is now much the most common spelling in the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Llewelyn, Lewellyn, Jewell, Elwell, Ellen, Donnelly, Evelyn, Newell

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Llewellyn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Llewellyn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Llewellyn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Llewellyn Family Origin

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Llewellyn Family Occupations

What did your Llewellyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Llewellyn family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Llewellyn. The most common Llewellyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Llewellyn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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Llewellyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Llewellyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Llewellyn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Llewellyn. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Llewellyn. For the veterans among your Llewellyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Llewellyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Llewellyn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Llewellyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Llewellyn in 1941 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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