Leray Family History

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Leray Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring, Old French rai, with the definite article le.

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

Similar surnames: Leroy, Lemay, Gray, Merry, Leday, Laroy, Terry, Duray, Levay, Bray

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Leray Family Origin

Where is the Leray family from?

Leray Family Occupations

What did your Leray ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leray family was Tinsmith. Servant, Machine Operater and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leray. The most common Leray occupation in Canada was Servant. 40% of Leray's were Servants.

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  • Servant

  • Machine Operater

  • School Teacher

  • Tinsmith


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

Leray Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Leray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leray 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 810 immigration records available for the last name Leray. 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 515 military records available for the last name Leray. For the veterans among your Leray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leray Life Expectancy

What is the average Leray lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Leray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Leray in 1948 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leray 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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