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Origins of the Leach surname

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About the Leachs

We have a total number of 143067 records for people with the last name Leach.

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Alternative variations of the name Leach

Leach, Leech, Leache, Leich, Leek

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Where do most Leachs live?

In 1921, most Leachs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Leachs

How common is your surname?

358th most common surname in the UK

We have 123,000 records for the Leach surname. The oldest one dates back to 1559.

Who were Leachs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Leach first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Leachs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Leachs in 1921
Cotton Weaver

974

Dressmaker

506

Domestic Servant

244

Living On Own Means

239

Laundress

238

Common Male occupations for Leachs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

445

Cotton Weaver

423

General Labourer

393

Farm Labourer

294

Coal Miner

278

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