Lawley Family History

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Lawley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from Lawley in Shropshire, named in Old English as ‘Lafa’s wood’, from a personal name Lafa (from laf ‘remnant’, ‘survivor’) + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hawley, Fawley, Pawley, Manley, Barley, Batley, Hanley, Loxley

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Lawley Family Origin

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Lawley Family Occupations

What did your Lawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lawley. 21% of Lawley men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Lawley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawley were Miner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Lawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lawley. For the veterans among your Lawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lawley in 1953 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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