Leeming Family History

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Leeming Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in West Yorkshire near Keighley and in North Yorkshire near Northallerton. Both are named with a river name, derived from the Old English word leoma ‘gleam’, ‘sparkle’.

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

Similar surnames: Lemming, Hemming, Peeling, Leising, Fearing, Deming, Fleming, Keeling

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Leeming Family Origin

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Leeming Family Occupations

What did your Leeming ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Barber and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leeming. The most common Leeming occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Leeming's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Leeming family was Builder & Contractor.

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  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Builder & Contractor


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

Leeming Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Leeming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leeming census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leeming. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leeming. For the veterans among your Leeming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leeming Life Expectancy

What is the average Leeming lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Leeming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leeming in 1954 was 51, and 70 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leeming

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leeming 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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