Leffel Family History

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Leffel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of spoons, Middle High German leffel, Yiddish lefl ‘spoon’.

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

Similar surnames: Loeffel, Werfel, Riffel, Kuffel, Leffler, Leifer, Raffel, Hoeffel

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Leffel Family Origin

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Leffel Family Occupations

What did your Leffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Hewer (below) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leffel. 17% of Leffel men worked as a Coal Hewer (below)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewer (below)
  • Ladies Hat Machinist
  • Machine Gent Tailor
  • Petrol Engine Fitter mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Leffel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Leffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leffel 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Leffel. 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 Leffel. For the veterans among your Leffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Leffel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Leffel in 1948 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leffel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leffel 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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