Leigh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee) or with leage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye).

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


Similar surnames: Sleigh, Haigh, Raleigh, Leach, Leite, High, Leng, Lein, Bligh, Leier

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Leigh Family Origin

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Leigh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leigh family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leigh. The most common Leigh occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Leigh's were Farmers.

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Leigh Historical Records

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Leigh Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Leigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Leigh in 1948 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leigh

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