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Origins of the Leather surname

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About the Leathers

We have a total number of 22315 records for people with the last name Leather.

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Where do most Leathers live?

In 1921, most Leathers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Leathers

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 20,100 records for the Leather surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Leathers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Leather first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Leathers

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

Common Female occupations for Leathers in 1921
Cotton Weaver






Silk Weaver


Fustian Cutter


Common Male occupations for Leathers in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer






Agricultural Labourer


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