Leer Family History

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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

What did your Leer ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Leer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Leer. 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 Leer. For the veterans among your Leer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leer Life Expectancy

What is the average Leer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leer 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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