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Ledger Family History

Ledger Surname Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name Leodegar Old French Legier of ancient Germanic origin (see Leger ). English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English legger ‘one who lays stone a mason’ a derivative of Old English lecgan ‘to lay’. Americanized form of French Leger

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Leger, Reder, Lever, Lodge, Rediger, Seeger, Eger, Leiser, Deger

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Where is the Ledger family from?

You can see how Ledger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ledger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ledger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 684 Ledger families living in Yorkshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ledger's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ledger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ledger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ledger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ledger. 15% of Ledger men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Ledger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ledger were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ledger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ledger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ledger. For the veterans among your Ledger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ledger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ledger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ledger in 1956 was 64, and 67 in 2004.

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