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Origins of the Layman surname

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About the Laymans

We have a total number of 1741 records for people with the last name Layman.

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Where do most Laymans live?

In 1921, most Laymans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Laymans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,030 records for the Layman surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Laymans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Millers

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What are the most common Layman first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Layman family members

Common jobs for Laymans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Laymans in 1921
Private Means

6

Domestic Servant

5

Cook Domestic

4

General Servant Domestic

3

Living On Own Means

3

Common Male occupations for Laymans in 1921
Farm Hands

32

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

26

Surgeon

13

General Farmers

11

Tinsmiths

11

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