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Law Family History

Law Name Meaning

from a Middle English short form of Lawrence. topographic name for someone who lived near a hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’).

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

Similar surnames: Low, Maw, Raw, Haw, Lau, Lew, Daw, Laws, Bow, Way

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Where is the Law family from?

You can see how Law families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Law family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Law families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 78 Law families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Law's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Law families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Law surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Law ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Law. 15% of Law men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Law women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Law were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 402,000 census records available for the last name Law. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Law 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 58,000 immigration records available for the last name Law. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Law. For the veterans among your Law ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Law lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Law life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Law in 1943 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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