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Leader Family History

Leader Surname Meaning

English:: occupational name denoting ‘one who leads animals’ or ‘one who carries goods by horse and cart a carter or carrier’ from Middle English ledere an agent noun from Old English lǣdan ‘to lead’. The word may also sometimes have been used to denote a foreman or someone who led sport or dance but the name certainly did not originate with leader in the modern sense ‘civil or military commander’ which is a comparatively recent development. occupational name for a worker in lead a ‘plumber’ from an agent derivative of Old English lēad ‘lead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Reader, Seader, Lerner, Meader, Beaver, Lader, Leeper, Gelder, Leder

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Where is the Leader family from?

You can see how Leader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leader families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 175 Leader families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Leader's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leader families in 1911.
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What did your Leader ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Leader. 52% of Leader men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Leader women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leader were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    52%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Leader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leader 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leader. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Leader. For the veterans among your Leader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leader lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leader in 1953 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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