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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Field Hand

    6%

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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Laura Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laura

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