Leyh Family History

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Leyh Name Meaning

German: variant of Ley 3 and 4.

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

Similar surnames: Ley, Fey, Lech, Lesh, Lesch, Beyl, Dey, Leh, Key, Beye

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Leyh Family Origin

Where is the Leyh family from?

Leyh Family Occupations

What did your Leyh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leyh. A less common occupation for the Leyh family was Carpet Weaver. The most common Leyh occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Leyh's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpet Weaver


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

Leyh Historical Records

What Leyh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leyh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leyh 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 Leyh

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Leyh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Leyh. For the veterans among your Leyh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leyh Life Expectancy

What is the average Leyh lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Leyh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Leyh in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leyh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leyh 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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