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 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named La. 24% of La men worked as a Laborer and 14% of La women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named La were Farm Hand and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farm Hand
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%

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

La Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 586,000 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 231,000 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 117,000 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

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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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