Ley Name Meaning

English: variant of Lye. French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle. French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses. German (Rhineland): topographic name from Middle High German leie ‘rock’, ‘stone’, ‘slate’, or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word. Compare Leier.

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


Similar surnames: Loy, Fey, Lay, Kley, Hey, Bey, Leo, Rey, Ney, Lee

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Ley Family Origin

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Ley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Fisherman

    17%
  • Labourer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ley family was Blacksmith. The most common Ley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Ley's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ley.

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Ley Historical Records

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Ley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Ley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ley in 1949 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ley

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