Leifeste Family History

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Leifeste Name Meaning

North German or Dutch: probably from a topographic name, Leinfest or Leinfeste, derived from late Middle Low German leine ‘grazing land with wide ditches’ + veste ‘administrative district’, hence a name for a farmer who farmed an area of low-lying land or who was entrusted with maintaining the ditches in a district.

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

Similar surnames: Liese, Reese, Leite, Leiser, Leise, Leffert, Riester, Leister, Leist

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Leifeste Family Origin

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Leifeste Family Occupations

What did your Leifeste ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leifeste occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Leifeste's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm & Cattle were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Leifeste.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm & Cattle


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

Leifeste Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 931 census records available for the last name Leifeste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leifeste 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 46 immigration records available for the last name Leifeste. 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 170 military records available for the last name Leifeste. For the veterans among your Leifeste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leifeste Life Expectancy

What is the average Leifeste lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Leifeste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Leifeste in 1963 was 74, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leifeste

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leifeste 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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