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

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Law Family Origin

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Law Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Law | Data not to scale

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Law Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Law

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