Leese Family History

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Leese Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English and Scottish Lees. German: habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.

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

Similar surnames: Lees, Heese, Beese, Meese, Hees, Leys, Leisen, Loose, Leeser, Reese

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Leese Family Origin

Where is the Leese family from?

Leese Family Occupations

What did your Leese ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leese occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Leese's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Potter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leese. A less common occupation for the Leese family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Potter

  • Labourer


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

Leese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Leese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leese 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leese. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leese. For the veterans among your Leese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leese Life Expectancy

What is the average Leese lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leese in 1947 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leese 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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