Leitner Family History

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Leitner Name Meaning

German (Bavaria, Austria) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a mountain spur or on a slope of a mountain, from Middle High German lite ‘mountain slope’, ‘spur’ + the suffix -(n)er, denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish leytn ‘to solder’ + the agent suffix -ner (see Leitman).

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


Similar surnames: Leiner, Reisner, Leiter, Lentner, Geitner, Leiser, Lattner, Beisner

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Leitner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leitner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leitner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • European Jewish

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

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Leitner Family Origin

Where is the Leitner family from?

Leitner Family Occupations

What did your Leitner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leitner. The most common Leitner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Leitner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leitner family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Leitner Historical Records

What Leitner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Leitner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leitner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Leitner. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Leitner. For the veterans among your Leitner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leitner Life Expectancy

What is the average Leitner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Leitner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leitner in 1949 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leitner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leitner 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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