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Leard Family History

Leard Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of Scottish or northern Irish Laird.

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


Similar surnames: Lear, Tear, Lepard, Learn, Lease, Lea, Leary, Peard, Near, Heary

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Where is the Leard family from?

You can see how Leard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Leard families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Leard's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Leard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leard. 22% of Leard men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Leard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leard were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Leard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leard. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leard. For the veterans among your Leard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leard lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leard in 1942 was 59, and 62 in 2004.

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