Layman Family History

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Layman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, pasture, or patch of (fallow) arable land, Middle English leye. Americanized spelling of German Lehmann. German: variant of Lay 3.

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

Similar surnames: Lyman, Hayman, Rayman, Gayman, Lauman, Clayman, Lagman, Bayman

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Layman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Layman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Layman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Layman Family Origin

Where is the Layman family from?

Layman Family Occupations

What did your Layman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Layman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Layman's were Farmers. Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Layman.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Layman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Layman Historical Records

What Layman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Layman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Layman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Layman. For the veterans among your Layman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layman Life Expectancy

What is the average Layman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Layman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Layman in 1947 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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