Layden Family History

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Layden Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Leyden (see Lydon).

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


Similar surnames: Leyden, Lyden, Mayden, Gayden, Leydon, Ludden, Mayben, Haden, Linden

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Layden Family Origin

Where is the Layden family from?

Layden Family Occupations

What did your Layden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Layden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Layden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Layden family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layden.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Layden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Layden Historical Records

What Layden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Layden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Layden

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Layden. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Layden. For the veterans among your Layden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layden Life Expectancy

What is the average Layden lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Layden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Layden in 1950 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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