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Lasky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Laski. English: habitational name from either of two places in Cornwall named Lesquite; one, in Lanivet, is named from Cornish lost ‘tail’ + cos ‘wood’; the other, in Pelynt, is from Cornish is ‘below’ + cos.

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

Similar surnames: Laske, Lansky, Laski, Laskey, Lesky, Laska, Lask, Last, Lasko, Lusky

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Where is the Lasky family from?

You can see how Lasky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lasky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lasky families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lasky family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lasky's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Lasky families in 1840.
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What did your Lasky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lasky. 17% of Lasky men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lasky women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lasky were Machinist and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Typist
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lasky. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lasky. For the veterans among your Lasky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lasky lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lasky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lasky in 1950 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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