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Leday Family History

Leday Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Leddy. Americanized spelling of French Le Dé (see Ledet).

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


Similar surnames: Ledet, Lemay, Leray, Lunday, Luddy, Leady, Lecky, Leroy, Buday, Delay

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Where is the Leday family from?

You can see how Leday families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leday family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leday families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Leday families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Leday's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Leday families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leday surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leday ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Leday. 52% of Leday 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    52%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    8%
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What Leday family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 757 census records available for the last name Leday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leday 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 62 immigration records available for the last name Leday. 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 191 military records available for the last name Leday. For the veterans among your Leday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leday lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leday in 1956 was 39, and 51 in 2004.

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