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Leising Family History

Leising Name Meaning

English: from an Old Norse personal name or nickname Leysingi from leysingi ‘freedman’. Compare Lazenby . South German: habitational name from Leising in Bavaria Styria (Austria) or from Leissing in Franconia.

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


Similar surnames: Leiding, Lensing, Lansing, Leiting, Blessing, Leeming, Leisinger

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Where is the Leising family from?

You can see how Leising families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leising family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Leising families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Leising families living in Missouri. This was about 18% of all the recorded Leising's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Leising families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leising surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leising ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leising. 28% of Leising men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Leising women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leising were Farm Help 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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Help
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Domestic
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Leising. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leising 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Leising. 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 675 military records available for the last name Leising. For the veterans among your Leising ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leising lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leising life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leising in 1963 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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