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Large Family History

Large Name Meaning
English and French: nickname (literal or ironic) meaning ‘generous’, from Middle English, Old French large ‘generous’, ‘free’ (Latin largus ‘abundant’). The English word came to acquire its modern sense only gradually during the Middle Ages; it is used to mean ‘ample in quantity’ in the 13th century, and the sense ‘broad’ first occurs in the 14th. This use is probably too late for the surname to have originated as a nickname for a fat man.

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

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135,586 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,367 Military Records
10,624 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Large Families

  • Number of Large families
     58 - 113
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Large families
     203 - 404
     68 - 202
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Large families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Large census records

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Large Family Origin

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Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Large Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Large families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Large

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Large Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Large census records

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Large Civil War Service Records

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Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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