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Leben Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + berhta ‘bright’). Altered form of Slovenian Leban, which is probably a nickname derived from the archaic word leb ‘forehead’, ‘skull’.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Leber, Lebens, Lien, Uebel, Nebel, Lueken, Eben, Loden, Leen

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Leben Family Origin

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Leben Family Occupations

What did your Leben ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Swamper and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leben. A less common occupation for the Leben family was Temperer. The most common Leben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Leben's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Swamper

    20%
  • Tailor

    20%
  • Temperer

    20%

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

Leben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leben 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Leben. 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 Leben. For the veterans among your Leben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leben Life Expectancy

What is the average Leben lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Leben in 1963 was 90, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leben 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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