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Leaman Family History

Leaman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name or nickname Lefman (see Lemon). Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Lehmann.

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


Similar surnames: Seaman, Kelman, Leman, Layman, German, Lowman, Leiman, Leeman

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Where is the Leaman family from?

You can see how Leaman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leaman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leaman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Leaman families living in New Brunswick. This was about 47% of all the recorded Leaman's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Leaman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leaman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leaman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leaman. 41% of Leaman men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Leaman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Leaman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leaman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leaman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leaman. For the veterans among your Leaman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leaman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leaman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Leaman in 1942 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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