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Lawes Family History

Lawes Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern): patronymic from Law 1.

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


Similar surnames: Laws, Lowes, Dawes, Hawes, Lakes, Lanes, Hewes, Cates, Lake, Bayes

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Where is the Lawes family from?

You can see how Lawes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Lawes families living in Kentucky. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lawes's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Lawes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lawes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lawes. 30% of Lawes men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Lawes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawes were Log Cutter and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Log Cutter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Laundress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Lawes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawes 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 Lawes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lawes. For the veterans among your Lawes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lawes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Lawes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Lawes in 1959 was 54, and 54 in 2004.

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