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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?




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What are the most common Leonard first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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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


Domestic Servant






General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Leonards in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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