Laura Family History

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Laura Name Meaning

Italian: either from the female personal name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea ‘laurel (bush or crown)’. Spanish: of uncertain derivation; in some cases, possibly a habitational name from Laura in Badajoz province.

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


Similar surnames: Lauro, Laur, Maura, Lauri, Lara, Lary, Lauria, Mauro, Lora, Kaur

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Laura Family Origin

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Laura Family Occupations

What did your Laura ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laura. A less common occupation for the Laura family was Field Hand. The most common Laura occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Laura's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Field Hand

    6%

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

Laura Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Laura Life Expectancy

What is the average Laura lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Laura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Laura in 1963 was 80, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laura

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laura 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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