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Origins of the Leonard surname

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About the Leonards

We have a total number of 114344 records for people with the last name Leonard.

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Alternative variations of the name Leonard

Leonard, Leonhart, Leonards, Lennard, Lennards, Lenard

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Where do most Leonards live?

In 1921, most Leonards lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Leonards

How common is your surname?

523rd most common surname in the UK

We have 67,400 records for the Leonard surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Leonards most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Leonard first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Leonard family members

Common jobs for Leonards

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

Common Female occupations for Leonards in 1921
Dressmaker

260

Domestic Servant

183

Laundress

164

Charwoman

161

General Servant Domestic

145

Common Male occupations for Leonards in 1921
General Labourer

387

Coal Miner

214

Agricultural Labourer

213

Farmer

179

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

178

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