Layman Family History

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Layman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, pasture, or patch of (fallow) arable land, Middle English leye. Americanized spelling of German Lehmann. German: variant of Lay 3.

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


Similar surnames: Lyman, Hayman, Rayman, Gayman, Lauman, Clayman, Lagman, Bayman

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Layman Family Origin

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Layman Family Occupations

What did your Layman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Merchant Tailor (dealer) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Layman. 50% of Layman men worked as a Merchant Tailor (dealer) and 74% of Layman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Layman were Furniture Salesman and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Merchant Tailor (dealer)
    50%
  • Furniture Salesman
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Private Means
    13%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Layman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Layman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Layman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Layman. For the veterans among your Layman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layman Life Expectancy

What is the average Layman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Layman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Layman in 1947 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layman 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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