History of your Surname
Get access to Lejeune family records.Start a free trial

Lejeune Family History

Lejeune Name Meaning

French and Walloon: nickname designating a young person or more oftenly a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name a variant of French Jeune with fused masculine definite article le. This surname is also found in Germany where it is of Huguenot origin. Compare Young .

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

Similar surnames: Lebrun, June, Lemoine, Levene, Lepere, Lesesne, Lajaunie, Jeune

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lejeune family from?

You can see how Lejeune families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lejeune family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lejeune families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Lejeune families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Lejeune's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Lejeune families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lejeune surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lejeune ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Taxi Proprietor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lejeune. 100% of Lejeune men worked as a Taxi Proprietor and 91% of Lejeune women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Lejeune | Data not to scale

*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

  • Taxi Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Needle Envelopes Maker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lejeune family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lejeune. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lejeune census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Lejeune

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lejeune. 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.

View all Lejeune immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lejeune. For the veterans among your Lejeune ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lejeune military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lejeune family history

Discover More

What is the average Lejeune lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lejeune life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lejeune in 1943 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lejeune

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lejeune family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Lejeune last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial