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Lyde Name Meaning

English:: topographic name from Old English hlith hlid Old Norse hlíth ‘slope’ or for someone from a place called with one of these words such as Lythe in North Yorkshire or Lyth in Cumbria. habitational name from Lyde in Pipe and Lyde (Herefordshire) or Lyde Green in Pucklechurch (Gloucestershire). Compare Loud from a medieval byname derived from Old English līthe ‘mild’ ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: Lye, Lade, Lyle, Hyde, Lake, Lyne, Nye, Linde, Lande, Lile

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Where is the Lyde family from?

You can see how Lyde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lyde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lyde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Lyde families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Lyde's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lyde families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lyde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lyde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lyde. 35% of Lyde men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Lyde women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lyde were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Cook
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lyde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyde 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Lyde. 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 814 military records available for the last name Lyde. For the veterans among your Lyde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lyde lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lyde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lyde in 1954 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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