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Laughter Family History

Laughter Name Meaning
English (Norfolk): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for a jolly, laughing person, from the vocabulary word laughter.Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Lachter, an unflattering nickname from Middle Low German lachter ‘shame’, ‘disgrace’. This is a common name in NC.

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

69,272 Historical Documents with Laughter on Ancestry.com
9,900 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,464 Military Records
478 Immigration Records
6,038 Census and Voter Lists
50,392 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Laughter Families

  • Number of Laughter families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Laughter families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Laughter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Laughter census records

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Laughter Family Origin

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Laughter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Laughter

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Laughter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Laughter census records

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Laughter Civil War Service Records

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