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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ledger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ledger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ledger Family Origin

Where is the Ledger family from?

Ledger Family Occupations

What did your Ledger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ledger occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Ledger's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ledger family was Gardener. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ledger.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Gardener


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

Ledger Historical Records

What Ledger family records will you find?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledger 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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