Lavender Family History

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Lavender Name Meaning

English and Dutch: occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French, Middle Dutch lavendier (Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing’, ‘things to be washed’). The term was applied especially to a worker in the wool industry who washed the raw wool or rinsed the cloth after fulling. There is no evidence for any direct connection with the word for the plant (Middle English, Old French lavendre). However, the etymology of the plant name is obscure; it may have been named in ancient times with reference to the use of lavender oil for cleaning or of the dried heads of lavender in perfuming freshly washed clothes.

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

Similar surnames: Mander, Lanier, Tavenner, Lander, Latner, Ravenel, Lavinder, Lalande

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Lavender Family Origin

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Lavender Family Occupations

What did your Lavender ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavender. The most common Lavender occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lavender's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lavender family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Lavender Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Lavender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavender 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavender. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Lavender. For the veterans among your Lavender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavender Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lavender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lavender in 1943 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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