Leier Family History

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Leier Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): habitational name from any of several places named with Middle Low German leie ‘rock’, or a topographic name for someone living near a rock or in a rocky area.

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

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

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Leier Family Origin

Where is the Leier family from?

Leier Family Occupations

What did your Leier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Baker, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leier. A less common occupation for the Leier family was Laborer. The most common Leier occupation in the USA was Baker. 13% of Leier's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leier Historical Records

What Leier family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Leier Life Expectancy

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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