Leisher Family History

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Leisher Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Leischer, a habitational name for someone from places called Leische (near Fallersleben) or Leisch (near Dannenberg). Both are of Slavic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Leisner, Peiser, Lesner, Lesher, Fleisher, Leier, Weiher, Leimer

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Leisher Family Origin

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Leisher Family Occupations

What did your Leisher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leisher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Leisher's were Farmers. Farmer, Bank Messenger and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leisher. A less common occupation for the Leisher family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Bank Messenger

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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

Leisher Historical Records

What Leisher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leisher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leisher 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 149 immigration records available for the last name Leisher. 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 295 military records available for the last name Leisher. For the veterans among your Leisher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leisher Life Expectancy

What is the average Leisher lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2003, in the United States, Leisher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Leisher in 1948 was 49, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leisher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leisher 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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