Leiner Family History

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Leiner Name Meaning

English: variant of Lanier 1. Dutch: variant of Leonard. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): name taken by someone who was good at chanting the Pentateuch at public worship in the synagogue or who regularly did so, from West Yiddish layner ‘reader’ (a derivative of West Yiddish laynen ‘to read’, which comes ultimately from Latin legere ‘to read’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a flax grower or merchant, from German Lein ‘flax’ + agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Leitner, Lerner, Weiner, Feiner, Kelner, Leiser, Leimer, Leinen

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Leiner Family Origin

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Leiner Family Occupations

What did your Leiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leiner family was Butcher. Laborer, Saloon Keeper and Brick Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leiner. The most common Leiner occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Leiner's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Saloon Keeper

    15%
  • Brick Moulder

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%

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

Leiner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Leiner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Leiner. For the veterans among your Leiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leiner Life Expectancy

What is the average Leiner lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Leiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Leiner in 1961 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leiner 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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