Layman Family History

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Layman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, pasture, or patch of (fallow) arable land, Middle English leye. Americanized spelling of German Lehmann. German: variant of Lay 3.

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


Similar surnames: Lyman, Hayman, Rayman, Gayman, Lauman, Clayman, Lagman, Bayman

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Layman Family Origin

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Layman Family Occupations

What did your Layman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Layman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Layman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layman. A less common occupation for the Layman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Layman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Layman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layman 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 Layman

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Layman. 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 Layman. For the veterans among your Layman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layman Life Expectancy

What is the average Layman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Layman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Layman in 1947 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layman 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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