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Lal Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu name found in several communities, meaning ‘darling’, from Sanskrit lala ‘cajoling’ (related to Sanskrit lalana ‘caressing’). In several modern Indian languages lal is a term of endearment for a child; it is also an epithet of the god Krishna. There is also a homonymous word lal in Hindi, from Persian meaning ‘ruby’, ‘red’, which may have increased the popularity of this name. It occurs more commonly as the final element of a compound personal name, as in Brajlal (Braj being the name of the place where the god Krishna is supposed to have lived as a child) and Motilal (Hindi moti ‘pearl’).

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


Similar surnames: Lala, Pal, Bal, Lad, Rao, Gal, Dal, Lau, Hall, Lai

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Where is the Lal family from?

You can see how Lal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Lal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Lal families living in Texas. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lal's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Lal families in 1920.
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What did your Lal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Lal. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lal. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Lal. For the veterans among your Lal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lal lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Lal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lal in 1965 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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