Les Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Polish les, dialect form of standard Polish las ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Lis, Len, Lew, Lee, Oles, Lees, Leo, Los, Leys, Mis

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Les Family Origin

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Les Family Occupations

What did your Les ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Les. 20% of Les men worked as an Assurance Agent and 31% of Les women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Les were Senior Clerk Grand Lodge Of Mark Master Masons and Domestic Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assurance Agent
    20%
  • Colliery Shunter Surface Heavy Wor
    20%
  • Number Drawerbelowcollieryheavy W
    20%
  • Senior Clerk Grand Lodge Of Mark Master Masons
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    31%
  • Shorthand Typist
    16%
  • Boulders Cashier
    8%
  • Domestic Household Duties
    8%

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

Les Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Les. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Les 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Les. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Les. For the veterans among your Les ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Les Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Les life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Les in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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