Leys Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Leys in Saône-et-Loire. Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence). Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire called Leys, named with Old English l?se ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (see Lees).

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

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Leys Family Origin

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Leys Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • County Clerk Dept

    9%
  • Druggist

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

In 1880, Laborer, County Clerk Dept and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leys. The most common Leys occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Leys's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Leys family was Keeping House.

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Leys Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Leys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Leys in 1955 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leys

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