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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leigh, Vivien Leighnoun

    English film actress (1913-1967)


  1. leighnoun

    a meadow.

  2. Leighnoun

    A surname, variant of Lee.

  3. Leighnoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the surname.

  4. Leighnoun

    A town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

  5. Leighnoun

    A village in Dorset, England.

  6. Leighnoun

    A village in Kent, England.

  7. Leighnoun

    A village in Surrey, England.

  8. Leighnoun

    A village in Wiltshire, England.

  9. Leighnoun

    A village in Worcestershire, England.

  10. Etymology: From legh, lege, lei "clearing, open ground" from leah "clearing in a forest" from lauhō, from louk-. Akin to lach "meadow", loh "forest, grove" (loo "forest, thicket"; -lo), loh "covered clearing, low bushes", lo "clearing, meadow". More at Waterloo.


  1. leigh

    Leigh is primarily recognized as an English surname that originated from a common place-name meaning "wood" or "clearing" in Old English. It is also used as a first name for both males and females. It can also refer to several places in the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.


  1. Leigh

    Leigh is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 4 miles southeast of Wigan, and 12.6 miles west of Manchester. Leigh is situated on low lying land to the north west of Chat Moss. Historically a part of Lancashire, Leigh was originally the centre of a large ecclesiastical parish covering six vills or townships. When the three townships of Pennington, Westleigh and Bedford merged in 1875 forming the Leigh Local Board District, Leigh became the official name for the town although it had been applied to the area of Pennington and Westleigh around the parish church for many centuries. The town became an urban district in 1894 when part of Atherton was added. In 1899 Leigh became a municipal borough. The first town hall was built in King Street and replaced by the present building in 1907. Originally an agricultural area noted for dairy farming, domestic spinning and weaving led to a considerable silk and, in the 20th century, cotton industry. Leigh also exploited the underlying coal measures particularly after the town was connected to the canals and railways. Leigh had an important engineering base. The legacy of Leigh's industrial past can be seen in the remaining red brick mills – some of which are listed buildings – although it is now a mainly residential town, with Edwardian and Victorian terraced housing packed around the town centre. Leigh's present-day economy is based largely on the retail sector.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LEIGH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leigh is ranked #3499 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leigh surname appeared 10,213 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Leigh.

    77.4% or 7,910 total occurrences were White.
    14.6% or 1,500 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 275 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 246 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.1% or 220 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 62 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Leigh in a Sentence

  1. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

  2. Jill Morena:

    It's really visually compelling on-screen in a tense moment, vivien Leigh just looks stunning in the dress.

  3. Beverly Nelson:

    They were made for no other reason than to destroy Leigh Corfman character, if someone was sexually abused, I believe the last thing they'd do is speak with The Washington Post.

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