Leys Family History

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Leys Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Leys in Saône-et-Loire. Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence). Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire called Leys, named with Old English l?se ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (see Lees).

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

Similar surnames: Lees, Ley, Leis, Hees, Leos, Leas, Sens, Leyes, Fey, Bess

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Leys Family Origin

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Leys Family Occupations

What did your Leys ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leys family was Beer Dealer. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leys. The most common Leys occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Leys's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Beer Dealer


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

Leys Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leys 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 Leys. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Leys. For the veterans among your Leys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leys Life Expectancy

What is the average Leys lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Leys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Leys in 1955 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leys 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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