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Leeds Family History

Leeds Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city in West Yorkshire, or the place in Kent. The former is of British origin, appearing in Bede in the form Loidis ‘People of the Lat’, (Lat being an earlier name of the river Aire, meaning ‘the violent one’). Loidis was originally a district name, but was subsequently restricted to the city. The Kentish place name may be from an Old English stream name hl¯de ‘loud, rushing stream’.

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

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5,402 Military Records
4,485 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Leeds Families

  • Number of Leeds families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leeds families
     66 - 130
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leeds families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leeds Family Origin

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Leeds Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Leeds

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Leeds Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Leeds Civil War Service Records

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