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Leik Family History

Leik Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of German Liek which Bahlow derives from liek ‘wet(ness)’ and hence presumably a topographic name for someone living in a marshy area.

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


Similar surnames: Leib, Leck, Lehr, Beck, Seck, Leis, Leif, Weik, Lein, Beek

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Where is the Leik family from?

You can see how Leik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leik family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leik families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Leik families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Leik's in USA. New York had the highest population of Leik families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leik. 31% of Leik men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Leik women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leik were Iron Worker and Typist. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Salesman
    27%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Iron Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leik 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Leik. 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 365 military records available for the last name Leik. For the veterans among your Leik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leik lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Leik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Leik in 1959 was 51, and 85 in 2003.

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