Leader Family History

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Leader Name Meaning

occupational name for someone who led a horse and cart conveying commodities from one place to another, Middle English ledere, an agent noun from Old English l?dan ‘to lead’. The word may also sometimes have been used to denote a foreman or someone who led sport or dance, but the name certainly did not originate with leader in the modern sense ‘civil or military commander’; this is a comparatively recent development. occupational name for a worker in lead, from an agent derivative of Old English lead ‘lead’.

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

Similar surnames: Reader, Seader, Lerner, Meader, Beaver, Lader, Leeper, Gelder, Leder

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Leader Family Origin

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Leader Family Occupations

What did your Leader ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leader. 8% of Leader men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Leader women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leader were Retired and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Leader Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Leader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leader 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leader. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Leader. For the veterans among your Leader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leader Life Expectancy

What is the average Leader lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Leader in 1953 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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