Leer Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Hilaire (Latin Hilarius). Danish: habitational name from a place so called in northern Germany, near Oldenburg. Danish: from ler ‘clay’, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived on clay or an occupational name for someone who extracted or used it.

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Lier, Lee, Lever, Leber, Lees, Meer, Leed, Geer, Leet

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Leer Family Origin

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Leer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Leer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Leer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leer. A less common occupation for the Leer family was Farming.

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Leer Historical Records

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Leer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Leer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leer in 1958 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leer

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