Leggett Family History

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Leggett Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an ambassador or representative, from Middle English and Old French legat, Latin legatus, ‘one who is appointed or ordained’. The name may also have been a pageant name or given to an person elected to represent his village at a manor court.

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

Similar surnames: Liggett, Eggett, Meggett, Ledger, Claggett, Doggett, Edgett, Jewett

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Leggett Family Origin

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Leggett Family Occupations

What did your Leggett 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 Leggett. 9% of Leggett men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Leggett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leggett were Carpenter joiner and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Leggett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Leggett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leggett 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Leggett. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Leggett. For the veterans among your Leggett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leggett Life Expectancy

What is the average Leggett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Leggett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Leggett in 1943 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leggett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leggett 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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