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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Loo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Loo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Loo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • China


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Polynesia


  • Germanic Europe


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Loo Family Origin

Where is the Loo family from?

Loo Family Occupations

What did your Loo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Loo family was No Occupation. The most common Loo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Loo's were Laborers. Laborer, Cook and Does Chores were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loo.

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  • Laborer

  • Cook

  • Does Chores

  • No Occupation


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Loo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Loo Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Loo Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loo 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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