Layng Family History

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Layng Name Meaning

English (south and south Midlands): variant spelling of Laing.

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


Similar surnames: Layne, Lain, Payne, Hayn, Mayne, Laning, Lynd, Bayne, Lang, Lanz

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Layng Family Origin

Where is the Layng family from?

Layng Family Occupations

What did your Layng ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Layng occupation in the USA was Fancy Goods Store. 10% of Layng's were Fancy Goods Stores. Fancy Goods Store, Genl. Manager P & W. & P. R. R. and Iron Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layng. A less common occupation for the Layng family was Keeping House.

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  • Fancy Goods Store

    10%
  • Genl. Manager P & W. & P. R. R.

    10%
  • Iron Machinist

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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

Layng Historical Records

What Layng family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Layng Life Expectancy

What is the average Layng lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Layng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Layng in 1960 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layng

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layng 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.

Famous Layng Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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