Leyendecker Family History

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Leyendecker Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a slater, from Middle High German (Rhenish) leie ‘stone’, ‘slate’ (genitive leien) + an agent derivative of decken ‘to cover’.

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

Similar surnames: Shiverdecker, Decker, Weisbecker, Heidecker, Necker, Lehenbauer

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Leyendecker Family Origin

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Leyendecker Family Occupations

What did your Leyendecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leyendecker family was Laborer. Farmer, Cattle Driver and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leyendecker. The most common Leyendecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Leyendecker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cattle Driver

  • Farms

  • Laborer


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

Leyendecker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leyendecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leyendecker 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 614 immigration records available for the last name Leyendecker. 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 938 military records available for the last name Leyendecker. For the veterans among your Leyendecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leyendecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Leyendecker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leyendecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leyendecker in 1944 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leyendecker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leyendecker 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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