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Lerud Family History

Lerud Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in eastern Norway named from Old Norse leira ‘clay’ + ruth ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Lerum, Glerum, Loud, Leed, Bergum, Lebus, Leray, Grum, Larue, Leduc

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Where is the Lerud family from?

You can see how Lerud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lerud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Lerud families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Lerud families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Lerud's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lerud families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lerud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lerud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Lerud. 58% of Lerud 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Labor
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Census Records

There are 982 census records available for the last name Lerud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerud 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 70 immigration records available for the last name Lerud. 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 86 military records available for the last name Lerud. For the veterans among your Lerud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lerud lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lerud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lerud in 1955 was 62, and 89 in 2004.

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