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Lawhead Name Meaning

Probably Scottish: from any of various places called Lawhead (‘hill head’) in Fife Lothian and Strathclyde which could have given rise to the surname although there is no evidence of the surname in present-day Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Bankhead, Head, Latham, Lanfear, Redhead, Lapham, Leithead, Lochhead

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Where is the Lawhead family from?

You can see how Lawhead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawhead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawhead families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Lawhead families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Lawhead's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lawhead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawhead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lawhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lawhead. 23% of Lawhead men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Lawhead women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawhead were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 225 immigration records available for the last name Lawhead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lawhead. For the veterans among your Lawhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lawhead lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lawhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lawhead in 1945 was 32, and 67 in 2004.

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