Laban Name Meaning

North German: variant of Labahn. Possibly an altered spelling of Hungarian Labanc, a nickname for a pro-Austrian soldier who fought against the Hungarians in the independence wars in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This derogatory nickname derived from the Hungarian lobonc ‘unkempt hair’, referring the long hair of the Habsburg soldiers. Later the name became a vocabulary word denoting a foot soldier or a rough strong man. See also Kurucz.

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


Similar surnames: Lapan, Caban, Labahn, Laman, Baba, Sagan, Saban, Labar, Labs, Mahan

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Laban Family Origin

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Laban Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Coal Casting

    5%
  • Day Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Coal Casting were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laban. A less common occupation for the Laban family was Day Laborer. The most common Laban occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Laban's were Farmers.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Laban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laban in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laban

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