Lehr Family History

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Lehr Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area. There are a number of minor places, mostly in southern Germany, named with this element, and the surname may also come from any of them.

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

Similar surnames: Kehr, Leer, Lahr, Wehr, Rehr, Leh, Rohr, Mehr, Lear, Lier

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Lehr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lehr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lehr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lehr Family Origin

Where is the Lehr family from?

Lehr Family Occupations

What did your Lehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lehr. The most common Lehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Lehr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lehr family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Lehr Historical Records

What Lehr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Lehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehr 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lehr. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Lehr. For the veterans among your Lehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lehr Life Expectancy

What is the average Lehr lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lehr in 1946 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lehr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lehr 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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