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Leiman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Leyman, of uncertain origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female name Leye (English Leah) + man ‘husband of’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish leym ‘clay’ + man ‘man’. Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unidentified first element + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Ledman, Leitman, Leibman, Kleiman, Kelman, Edman, Lipman, Lyman

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Where is the Leiman family from?

You can see how Leiman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leiman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leiman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Leiman family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Leiman's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Leiman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leiman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leiman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leiman. 21% of Leiman men worked as a Salesman and 56% of Leiman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leiman were Laborer and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Tailor
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    56%
  • Operator
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leiman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiman 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 960 immigration records available for the last name Leiman. 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 353 military records available for the last name Leiman. For the veterans among your Leiman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leiman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Leiman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Leiman in 1960 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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