Ledger Family History

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Ledger Name Meaning

from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. (In Germany the name was connected with a different saint, an 8th-century bishop of Münster.) variant of Letcher, in part a deliberate alteration to avoid the association with Middle English lecheor ‘lecher’.

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


Similar surnames: Leger, Reder, Lever, Lodge, Rediger, Seeger, Eger, Leiser, Deger

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Ledger Family Origin

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Ledger Family Occupations

What did your Ledger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ledger. 15% of Ledger men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Ledger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ledger were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Ledger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ledger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledger 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ledger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ledger. For the veterans among your Ledger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ledger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ledger in 1956 was 64, and 67 in 2004.

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