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Layman Family History

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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Where is the Layman family from?

You can see how Layman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Layman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Layman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 53 Layman families living in Ontario. This was about 72% of all the recorded Layman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Layman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Layman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Layman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Layman. 54% of Layman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Layman women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Layman were Farmers Son and Household.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Farmers Son
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book Keeper
    50%
  • Household
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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