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Leija Family History

Leija Name Meaning

Hispanic (Mexico): unexplained; possibly a Castilianized spelling of the Catalan family name Leixà.

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


Similar surnames: Leva, Leik, Leib, Lea, Leiva, Leif, Lima, Leigh, Leick, Lema

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Where is the Leija family from?

You can see how Leija families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leija family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Leija families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Leija families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Leija's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Leija families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leija surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leija ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leija. 54% of Leija men worked as a 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
    54%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Bitter Wood Cutter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leija. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leija 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leija. 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 291 military records available for the last name Leija. For the veterans among your Leija ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leija lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leija life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Leija in 1956 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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