La Name Meaning

Vietnamese (La and Lã): two Vietnamese names, both unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lo, Ha, Ly, Le, Lai, Ba, Ma, Ta, Lua, Lam

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La Family Origin

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La Family Occupations

What did your La ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Planter and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by La. The most common La occupation in the USA was Planter. 67% of La's were Planters.

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  • Planter

    67%
  • Farm Laborer

    33%

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La Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name La. Like a window into their day-to-day life, La census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name La. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name La. For the veterans among your La ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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La Life Expectancy

What is the average La lifespan?

Between 1980 and 2004, in the United States, La life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for La in 1980 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your La ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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