Leppanen Family History

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Leppanen Name Meaning

Finnish (Leppänen): topographic name from Finnish leppä ‘alder tree’ + the common surname suffix -nen. This name is recorded from the 16th century in eastern and western Finland; it was also adopted as an ornamental name during the name conversion movement of the late 19th and early 20 centuries, and is now found chiefly in western Finland. In the U.S. it has sometimes been translated as Alder.

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

Similar surnames: Seppanen, Lampinen, Keranen, Lehtinen, Leinonen, Lehtonen, Raisanen

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Leppanen Family Origin

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Leppanen Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leppanen. 52% of Leppanen men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Leppanen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leppanen were Farmer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Sales Girl
  • Housekeeper

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

Leppanen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leppanen. 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 279 military records available for the last name Leppanen. For the veterans among your Leppanen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leppanen Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leppanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Leppanen in 1956 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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