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Leder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a tanner or leatherworker, from Middle High German and Yiddish leder, German Leder ‘leather’. Hungarian (Ledér): nickname from the archaic Hungarian word ledér ‘frivolous’.

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


Similar surnames: Feder, Leser, Lader, Leider, Loder, Leber, Lever, Reder, Eder, Bader

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Where is the Leder family from?

You can see how Leder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 41 Leder families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Leder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leder families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leder. 55% of Leder men worked as a Journalier.

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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

  • Journalier
    55%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Journalie
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

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

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Leder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leder 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 Leder. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leder. For the veterans among your Leder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leder lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Leder in 1962 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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