Laurence Family History

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Laurence Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lawrence. French: from the female personal name Laurence, a feminine equivalent of Lawrence.

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

Similar surnames: Lawrence, Laurance, Laurens, Laurent, Laurenzo, Lawrance, Laurin

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Laurence Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laurence name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Laurence. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Laurence Family Origin

Where is the Laurence family from?

Laurence Family Occupations

What did your Laurence ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laurence. The most common Laurence occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Laurence's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laurence family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Laurence Historical Records

What Laurence family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Laurence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laurence 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurence. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Laurence. For the veterans among your Laurence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laurence Life Expectancy

What is the average Laurence lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laurence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Laurence in 1944 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laurence

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laurence 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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