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Large Family History

Large Name Meaning

English and French: nickname (literal or ironic) Middle English Old French large meaning ‘generous lavish; ample big broad’. 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 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lake, Barge, Clare, Gage, Larue, Lage, Lodge, Garbe, Largo, Tarte

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Where is the Large family from?

You can see how Large families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Large family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Large families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 31 Large families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Large's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Large families in 1840.
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What did your Large ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Large. 16% of Large men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Large women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Large were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Large. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Large census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Large. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Large. For the veterans among your Large ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Large lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Large life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Large in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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