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Lawler Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster Leinster and Kerry): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leathlobhair ‘descendant of Leathlobhar’ a personal name composed of the elements leath ‘half’ (i.e. ‘somewhat fairly’) and lobar ‘leprous sick’. The name seems to have been originally a byname for a man of unhealthy constitution.

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


Similar surnames: Lawver, Lawyer, Lawley, Lander, Lafler, Lazer, Galler, Laumer, Lakner

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Where is the Lawler family from?

You can see how Lawler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Lawler families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Lawler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lawler families in 1840.
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What did your Lawler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lawler. 12% of Lawler men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Lawler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawler were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawler. 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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There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Lawler. For the veterans among your Lawler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lawler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lawler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Lawler in 1941 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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