Lab Name Meaning

German: perhaps a habitational name for someone from Labe in Bohemia or Laabe in Bavaria, both named with German Lab ‘rennet’.

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


Similar surnames: Lay, Laub, Lau, Laib, Lax, Laas, Way, Lam, Lan, Law

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Lab Family Origin

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Lab Family Occupations

What did your Lab ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lab. The most common Lab occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Lab's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lab family was Teacher.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Teacher

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lab ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lab Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lab 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 Lab. 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 Lab. For the veterans among your Lab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lab Life Expectancy

What is the average Lab lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lab in 1964 was 67, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lab 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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