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Origins of the Leightell surname

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About the Leightells

We have a total number of 61 records for people with the last name Leightell.

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Where do most Leightells live?

In 1921, most Leightells lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Leightells

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We have 61 records for the Leightell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1921.

Who were Leightells most likely to marry?


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What are the most common Leightell first names?

  • George
  • James
  • Mary Annie
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Leightells

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

Common Female occupations for Leightells in 1921
Toffee Wrapper


Common Male occupations for Leightells in 1921
Railway Signalman


Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer


General Carter


Labourer (Cartman)


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