Lawler Family History
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