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Leif Name Meaning

Scandinavian: from the Old Norse personal name Leifr. Variant spelling of English Leaf or variant Americanization of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv (see Leaf 3).

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


Similar surnames: Leaf, Leef, Lein, Leib, Lem, Lei, Seif, Reif, Leis, Leys

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Leif Family Origin

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Leif Family Occupations

What did your Leif ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Labourer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leif. 50% of Leif men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Leif women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leif were Sailor and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer
    50%
  • Sailor
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    50%

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

Leif Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leif. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leif 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Leif. 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 582 military records available for the last name Leif. For the veterans among your Leif ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leif Life Expectancy

What is the average Leif lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leif life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leif in 1962 was 72, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leif

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leif 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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