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Leeman Name Meaning

Dutch: status name for a feudal tenant or vassal leenman. Compare German Lehmann 1 and Flemish Leman . English: variant of Leaman . Americanized form of German Lehmann . Compare Leaman .

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


Similar surnames: Leman, Leaman, Leseman, Leemon, Beeman, Leiman, Zeeman, Seeman

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Where is the Leeman family from?

You can see how Leeman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leeman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leeman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 67 Leeman families living in New Brunswick. This was about 53% of all the recorded Leeman's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Leeman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leeman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Leeman. 47% of Leeman men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Leeman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leeman were Miner and Servant. .

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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
    47%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    75%
  • Servant
    25%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Leeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leeman 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 Leeman. 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 Leeman. For the veterans among your Leeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leeman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Leeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Leeman in 1949 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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