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Leyden Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Lydon . Dutch (Van Leyden): habitational name for someone from the city of Leiden.

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


Similar surnames: Layden, Leydon, Lyden, Linden, Heyden, Heiden, Ledden, Leen, Heyde

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Where is the Leyden family from?

You can see how Leyden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leyden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leyden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Leyden families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Leyden's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Leyden families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leyden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leyden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leyden. 19% of Leyden men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Leyden women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leyden were Machinist and Secretary. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leyden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Leyden. For the veterans among your Leyden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leyden lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Leyden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Leyden in 1951 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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