Laurie Family History

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Laurie Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a pet form of Lawrence. French: habitational name from a place in Cantal, derived from Latin laurus ‘laurel’, with the suffix -ea.

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

Similar surnames: Laurin, Lawrie, Lauri, Labrie, Durie, Marie, Laur, Lauro, Mauri

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Laurie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laurie name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Laurie Family Origin

Where is the Laurie family from?

Laurie Family Occupations

What did your Laurie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Laurie family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laurie. The most common Laurie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Laurie's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Laurie Historical Records

What Laurie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Laurie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laurie 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurie. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Laurie. For the veterans among your Laurie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laurie Life Expectancy

What is the average Laurie lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Laurie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Laurie in 1953 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laurie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laurie 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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