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Lawless Family History

Lawless Name Meaning
Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname for an unbridled and licentious man, from Middle English laghless, lawelas (a compound of late Old English lagu ‘law’ (from Old Norse) + the native suffix -l(e)as ‘without’, ‘lacking’). Reaney suggests additionally that this name may have referred to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn), but this seems unlikely.

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

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95,035 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,521 Military Records
11,325 Immigration Records
65,983 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lawless Families

  • Number of Lawless families
     105 - 207
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lawless families
     263 - 524
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lawless families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lawless Family Origin

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Lawless Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lawless

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Lawless Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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