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

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  • Beerhouse Keeper

    14%
  • Carpenter And Joiner

    14%
  • Deal Carrier

    14%
  • Dockside Labor Ser

    14%

In 1881, the most common Leap occupation in the UK was Beerhouse Keeper. 14% of Leap's were Beerhouse Keepers. Beerhouse Keeper, Carpenter And Joiner and Deal Carrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leap. A less common occupation for the Leap family was Dockside Labor Ser.

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Leap Historical Records

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Leap Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leap

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