Leddy Family History

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Leddy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lideadha ‘descendant of Lideadh’, a personal name of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Reddy, Keddy, Roddy, Reidy, Deady, Duddy, Leedy, Eddy, Leary, Leavy

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Leddy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leddy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leddy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Leddy Family Origin

Where is the Leddy family from?

Leddy Family Occupations

What did your Leddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leddy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 17% of Leddy's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Boiler Makers Assistant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leddy. A less common occupation for the Leddy family was Carter.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boiler Makers Assistant

  • Carter


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

Leddy Historical Records

What Leddy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Leddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leddy 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 Leddy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leddy. For the veterans among your Leddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leddy Life Expectancy

What is the average Leddy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Leddy in 1952 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leddy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leddy 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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