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Lied Name Meaning

German: probably an altered spelling of Liedt, a field name in the northwest meaning ‘swampy terrain’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway so named, a variant of Li 4.

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


Similar surnames: Lien, Lier, Lie, Lind, Liem, Leed, Wied, Ried, Linda, Liew

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Where is the Lied family from?

You can see how Lied families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lied family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lied families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Lied families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Lied's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lied families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lied surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lied ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lied. 31% of Lied men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lied women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lied were Electrician 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
    31%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Electrician
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lied. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lied census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 730 immigration records available for the last name Lied. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lied. For the veterans among your Lied ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lied lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lied life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lied in 1962 was 42, and 87 in 2004.

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