Leer Family History

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Leer Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Hilaire (Latin Hilarius). Danish: habitational name from a place so called in northern Germany, near Oldenburg. Danish: from ler ‘clay’, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived on clay or an occupational name for someone who extracted or used it.

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

Similar surnames: Beer, Lier, Lee, Lever, Leber, Lees, Meer, Leed, Geer, Leet

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Leer Family Origin

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Leer Family Occupations

What did your Leer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fish Fryer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leer. 50% of Leer men worked as a Fish Fryer and 80% of Leer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leer were General Labourer and House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fish Fryer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • House Duties

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

Leer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Leer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leer 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 Leer. 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 Leer. For the veterans among your Leer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leer Life Expectancy

What is the average Leer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Leer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leer in 1958 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leer 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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