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Leid Name Meaning

German: a nickname for an unpleasant person, from Middle High German leit ‘disagreeable’.

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


Similar surnames: Leis, Lein, Heid, Leib, Lei, Feind, Feig, Meidl, Lind, Reid

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Where is the Leid family from?

You can see how Leid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leid family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leid families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Leid families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Leid's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Leid families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leid surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leid. 25% of Leid men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Leid women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leid were Hatter and Laborer.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Hatter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • House Work
    14%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leid 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 849 immigration records available for the last name Leid. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leid. For the veterans among your Leid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leid lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Leid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Leid in 1961 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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