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Leeds Family History

Leeds Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city in West Yorkshire, or the place in Kent. The former is of British origin, appearing in Bede in the form Loidis ‘People of the Lat’, (Lat being an earlier name of the river Aire, meaning ‘the violent one’). Loidis was originally a district name, but was subsequently restricted to the city. The Kentish place name may be from an Old English stream name hl¯de ‘loud, rushing stream’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

251,235 Historical Documents with Leeds on Ancestry.ca
54,398 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,385 Military Records
4,459 Immigration Records
35,357 Census and Voter Lists
151,636 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Leeds Families

  • Number of Leeds families
     66 - 130
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leeds families
     1
     1
     1
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Leeds census records

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Leeds Family Origin

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Leeds Immigration Information (CA)

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Leeds Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

Leeds census records

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Military Service by Leeds

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