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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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Where is the Leitner family from?

You can see how Leitner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leitner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Leitner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Leitner families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Leitner's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Leitner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leitner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leitner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leitner. 13% of Leitner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Leitner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leitner were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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