History of your Surname
Get access to Leier family records.Start a free trial

Leier Family History

Leier Name Meaning

German:: (Rhineland): habitational name for someone from any of several places called with Middle Low German leie ‘rock stone slate’ or a topographic name for someone living near a rock or in a rocky area. metonymic occupational name from Middle High German līre ‘lyre’ for a minstrel or street player. metonymic occupational name for a slater from an agent derivative of Middle High German leie ‘slate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Leber, Lier, Kleier, Heier, Leiser, Leimer, Lever, Leer, Eder, Deger

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Leier family from?

You can see how Leier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Leier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Leier families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leier's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Leier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Leier. 50% of Leier men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Leier | Data not to scale

*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
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmers Son
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Leier family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Leier

Passenger Lists

There are 619 immigration records available for the last name Leier. 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.

View all Leier immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 639 military records available for the last name Leier. For the veterans among your Leier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Leier military records

You've only scratched the surface of Leier family history

Discover More

What is the average Leier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leier in 1963 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leier

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Leier family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Leier last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial