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Laurens Name Meaning

Dutch, French, and English: from the personal name Lorens (see Lawrence).

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


Similar surnames: Laurent, Lauren, Laurence, Laurin, Bauwens, Ahrens, Lafrenz, Lukens

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Where is the Laurens family from?

You can see how Laurens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laurens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laurens families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Laurens families living in Louisiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Laurens's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Laurens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laurens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laurens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laurens. 39% of Laurens men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Laurens women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laurens were Shipping Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Manager
    17%
  • Shipping Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Laurens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laurens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurens. 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 746 military records available for the last name Laurens. For the veterans among your Laurens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laurens lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Laurens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Laurens in 1962 was 77, and 86 in 2003.

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