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Lao Family History

Lao Name Meaning
Chinese : a Cantonese form of Liu 1.Chinese : probably from the name of Lao Mountain in Shandong province, adopted as a surname most likely during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc).Chinese : a Cantonese form of Liu 3. ML This name is also found in the Philippines.Laotian: unexplained.Tongan: unexplained.

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

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12,121 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,094 Military Records
1,961 Immigration Records
3,455 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lao Families

  • Number of Lao families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lao families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lao families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lao Family Origin

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Lao Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lao

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Lao Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lao census records

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Lao Civil War Service Records

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