Leeds Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in West Yorkshire, or the place in Kent. The former is of British origin, appearing in Bede in the form Loidis ‘People of the Lat’, (Lat being an earlier name of the river Aire, meaning ‘the violent one’). Loidis was originally a district name, but was subsequently restricted to the city. The Kentish place name may be from an Old English stream name hl¯de ‘loud, rushing stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Leed, Lees, Hees, Leys, Leer, Beed, Seed, Deeds, Leet, Leep

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Leeds Family Origin

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Leeds Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Butcher

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leeds. The most common Leeds occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Leeds's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leeds family was Butcher.

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Between 1949 and 2004, Leeds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leeds in 1949 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leeds

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