Lea Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lee. Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name formed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + hardi ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Leo, Lem, Lew, Ley, Lear, Leak, Leaf, Lex, Tea

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Lea Family Origin

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Lea Family Occupations

What did your Lea ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lea. 2% of Lea men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Lea women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lea were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Lea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Lea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lea 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Lea. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Lea. For the veterans among your Lea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lea Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lea in 1941 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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