Leroy Name Meaning

French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), with the definite article le. It may have been an occupational name for someone in the service of the king, or a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities. The name is associated with Huguenots in British America, having been brought by them to MA from La Rochelle.

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


Similar surnames: Leray, Laroy, Merry, Legros, Lecoq, Terry, Leon, Deroy, Dery, Troy

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Leroy Family Origin

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Leroy Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Boot & Shoe Trade

    5%
  • Carter

    5%
  • Clerk

    5%

In 1881, Blacksmith, Boot & Shoe Trade and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leroy. The most common Leroy occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 10% of Leroy's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Leroy family was Clerk.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Leroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leroy in 1948 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leroy

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