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Origins of the Lessey surname

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About the Lesseys

We have a total number of 688 records for people with the last name Lessey.

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Where do most Lesseys live?

In 1921, most Lesseys lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Lesseys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 548 records for the Lessey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Lesseys most likely to marry?

Kings

&

Gardners

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What are the most common Lessey first names?

  • Samuel
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Lesseys

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

Common Female occupations for Lesseys in 1921
Charwoman

4

Dressmaker

4

Widow

4

Brush Maker

3

Domestic Servant

3

Common Male occupations for Lesseys in 1921
Cooper

18

Shipwright

4

Shoemaker

4

Botmaker

3

Clerk

3

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