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Lehr Family History

Lehr Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area. There are a number of minor places, mostly in southern Germany, named with this element, and the surname may also come from any of them.

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


Similar surnames: Kehr, Leer, Lahr, Wehr, Rehr, Leh, Rohr, Mehr, Lear, Lier

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Where is the Lehr family from?

You can see how Lehr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lehr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Lehr families living in Alberta. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lehr's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Lehr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lehr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lehr. 55% of Lehr 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
    55%
  • Farmers Son
    46%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Lehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehr 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 Lehr. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Lehr. For the veterans among your Lehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehr lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lehr in 1946 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

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