Levy Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the Biblical personal name Levi, from a Hebrew word meaning ‘joining’. This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites, members of the tribe of Levi, who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim (see Cohen) in their priestly duties.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Levi, Lev, Len, Levin, Davy, Lewy, Lein, Leva, Fey

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Levy Family Origin

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Levy Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    14%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%
  • General Dealer

    4%
  • Fruiterer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Levy family was Fruiterer. Tailor, Cigar Maker and General Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Levy. The most common Levy occupation in the UK was Tailor. 14% of Levy's were Tailors.

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Levy Historical Records

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Levy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Levy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Levy in 1943 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Levy

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