Leven Family History

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Leven Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Levin. English, North German, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name represented by Old English Leofwine, Saxon Liafwin, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wine ‘friend’. English and Scottish: habitational name from places called Leven in East Yorkshire, Fife, and Renfrew. The first is probably from a stream name, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning smooth (as in Welsh llyfyn). The Scottish place name is from a Gaelic river name meaning ‘elm river’. Dutch and North German: from a Flemish saint’s name, Lefwin (Lieven), the patron saint of Ghent (see Lewin 2).

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Leben, Levene, Levens, Leen, Levin, Kleven, Cleven, Levins

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Leven Family Origin

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Leven Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Leven. 92% of Leven women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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Leven Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Leven Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Leven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leven in 1957 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

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