Leavey Family History

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Leavey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Dunleavy. English: from the Middle English personal name Lefwi, Old English Leofwig, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wig ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Leavy, Beaver, Lavey, Reavey, Eavey, Heavey, Neaves, Heaney

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Leavey Family Origin

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Leavey Family Occupations

What did your Leavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayers Laborer, Brickyard Labourer and Carpenter & Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leavey. A less common occupation for the Leavey family was Civil Engineer (Em 1 Man & Boy). The most common Leavey occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Laborer. 4% of Leavey's were Bricklayers Laborers.

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  • Bricklayers Laborer

  • Brickyard Labourer

  • Carpenter & Joiner

  • Civil Engineer (Em 1 Man & Boy)


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

Leavey Historical Records

What Leavey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Leavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leavey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Leavey

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leavey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Leavey. For the veterans among your Leavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leavey Life Expectancy

What is the average Leavey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leavey in 1962 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leavey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leavey 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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