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Lawrence Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Laurence, Clarence, Lance, Patience, Florence, Lorenc, Lafrance

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Lawrence Family Origin

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Lawrence Family Occupations

What did your Lawrence ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lawrence occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Lawrence's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawrence. A less common occupation for the Lawrence family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Lawrence Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lawrence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawrence 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lawrence. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lawrence. For the veterans among your Lawrence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawrence Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lawrence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lawrence in 1941 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lawrence ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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