Leap Family History

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Leap Name Meaning

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Old English leap ‘basket’. Compare Leeper.

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


Similar surnames: Leep, Lear, Heap, Leaf, Lean, Bean, Lemp, Leach, Reap, Leath

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Leap Family Origin

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Leap Family Occupations

What did your Leap ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Rope Splicer Fitter Below above Ground (heavy Wk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leap. 10% of Leap men worked as a Colliery Rope Splicer Fitter Below above Ground (heavy Wk and 34% of Leap women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leap were Gold Stick Repairer and Fly Frame Tenter Cotton Spinning

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Rope Splicer Fitter Below above Ground (heavy Wk
    10%
  • Foreman Coach Painter
    10%
  • Gen Labourer Unemployed
    10%
  • Gold Stick Repairer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • hand Plastic Good Manufacturing
    9%
  • Cleaner
    9%
  • Fly Frame Tenter Cotton Spinning
    9%

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

Leap Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leap 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 357 immigration records available for the last name Leap. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leap. For the veterans among your Leap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leap Life Expectancy

What is the average Leap lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leap in 1942 was 38, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leap

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leap 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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