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Leyes Family History

Leyes Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): patronymic from Ley This surname is very rare in Germany. Scottish and English: possibly a variant of Lee . This surname is virtually non-existing in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lees, Leys, Keyes, Heye, Heyes, Lebens, Leyh, Rees, Dyes, Levens

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Where is the Leyes family from?

You can see how Leyes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leyes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Leyes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Leyes families living in Iowa. This was about 36% of all the recorded Leyes's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Leyes families in 1880.
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What did your Leyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leyes. 30% of Leyes men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Leyes women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leyes were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Machinist
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    18%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    60%
  • New Worker
    40%
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Passenger Lists

There are 381 immigration records available for the last name Leyes. 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 296 military records available for the last name Leyes. For the veterans among your Leyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leyes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Leyes in 1963 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

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