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Leddy Family History

Leddy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lideadha ‘descendant of Lideadh’, a personal name of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: Reddy, Keddy, Roddy, Reidy, Deady, Duddy, Leedy, Eddy, Leary, Leavy

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Where is the Leddy family from?

You can see how Leddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leddy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Leddy families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leddy's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Leddy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leddy. 13% of Leddy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Leddy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leddy were Farmer 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
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Leddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leddy 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leddy. 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 Leddy. For the veterans among your Leddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leddy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Leddy in 1952 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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