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Leedy Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German (Alemannic) Lüthi Lüdy or Lüty pet forms of the personal name Lüthold (see Luthi ).

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


Similar surnames: Leidy, Reedy, Leddy, Ludy, Leese, Reidy, Lindy, Lied, Leen, Lemery

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Where is the Leedy family from?

You can see how Leedy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leedy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leedy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Leedy family living in Hampshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leedy's in United Kingdom. Hampshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Leedy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leedy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leedy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leedy. 27% of Leedy men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Leedy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leedy were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Leedy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leedy 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Leedy. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Leedy. For the veterans among your Leedy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leedy lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leedy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leedy in 1953 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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