Leaf Family History

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Leaf Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal names Leofa (masculine) and Leofe (feminine) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’. These names were in part short forms of various compound names with this first element, in part independent affectionate bynames. English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area, from Middle English leaf ‘leaf’; a certain Robert Intheleaves is recorded in London in the 14th century. Americanized form of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv, an ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’. English translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Blatt.

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


Similar surnames: Leif, Lear, Bean, Lean, Lau, Leach, Leap, Self, Teaff, Len

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Leaf Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leaf name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Sweden

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Norway

    7%

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Leaf Family Origin

Where is the Leaf family from?

Leaf Family Occupations

What did your Leaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leaf occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Leaf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leaf family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Annuitant and Wood Sawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leaf.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Wood Sawyer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leaf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leaf Historical Records

What Leaf family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Leaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leafcensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leaf. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leaf. For the veterans among your Leaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leaf Life Expectancy

What is the average Leaf lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leaf in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leaf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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