Laurel Family History

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Laurel Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Laur, Laura, Lauro, Lauper, Laurie, Lare, Lauter, Lauser, Laufer

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Laurel Family Origin

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Laurel Family Occupations

What did your Laurel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farm Hand, In Revenue Off. and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laurel. The most common Laurel occupation in the USA was Farm Hand. 14% of Laurel's were Farm Hands. A less common occupation for the Laurel family was Stock Raiser.

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  • Farm Hand

  • In Revenue Off.

  • Servant

  • Stock Raiser


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

Laurel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Laurel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laurel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Laurel. For the veterans among your Laurel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laurel Life Expectancy

What is the average Laurel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Laurel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Laurel in 1951 was 60, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laurel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laurel 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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