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Loo Family History

Loo Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone living near a wood (Dutch loo ‘wood’, Middle Low German lo, loge), or a habitational name from places called Lo or Loh, named with this word. Chinese: variant of Lu.

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

Similar surnames: Loh, Loos, Loy, Leo, Look, Lau, Loe, Hoo, Lo, Lou

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Where is the Loo family from?

You can see how Loo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Loo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 156 Loo families living in California. This was about 76% of all the recorded Loo's in the USA. California had the highest population of Loo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loo. 16% of Loo men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Loo women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loo were Janitor and Packer.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Loo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loo 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Loo. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Loo. For the veterans among your Loo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Loo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Loo in 1956 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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