Leger Family History

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Leger Name Meaning

French (Léger) and English: from the Germanic personal name Leodegar (see Ledger). French: nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’. English: see Letcher. Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Ledger, Seger, Deger, Lemer, Beger, Leer, Leber, Lier, Reder

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Leger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leger name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Leger Family Origin

Where is the Leger family from?

Leger Family Occupations

What did your Leger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leger family was Porter. The most common Leger occupation in the UK was Annuitant Divs And Land. 17% of Leger's were Annuitant Divs And Lands. Annuitant Divs And Land, China Decorator Mer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leger.

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  • Annuitant Divs And Land

  • China Decorator Mer

  • Laundress

  • Porter


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

Leger Historical Records

What Leger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Leger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leger 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Leger. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Leger. For the veterans among your Leger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leger Life Expectancy

What is the average Leger lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Leger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leger in 1951 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leger 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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