Leyden Family History

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Leyden Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Lydon. Dutch (van Leyden): habitational name for someone from the city of Leiden.

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

Similar surnames: Layden, Leydon, Lyden, Linden, Heyden, Heiden, Ledden, Leen, Heyde

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Leyden Family Origin

Where is the Leyden family from?

Leyden Family Occupations

What did your Leyden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leyden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Leyden's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leyden. A less common occupation for the Leyden family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store


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

Leyden Historical Records

What Leyden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Leyden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leyden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Leyden

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leyden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leyden. For the veterans among your Leyden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leyden Life Expectancy

What is the average Leyden lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Leyden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Leyden in 1951 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leyden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leyden 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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