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Lorah Family History

Lorah Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Loreau(x), from a variant of the personal name Lorel, a pet form of Laurent. This is a frequent name in PA.

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


Similar surnames: Lora, Lorig, Oran, North, Moran, Toran, Logan, Loren, Noah, Lorio

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Where is the Lorah family from?

You can see how Lorah families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorah family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lorah families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Lorah families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 92% of all the recorded Lorah's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lorah families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lorah surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lorah ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lorah. 31% of Lorah men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Lorah women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorah were Salesman and Typist.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Knitter
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lorah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorah 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Lorah. 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 Lorah. For the veterans among your Lorah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorah lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lorah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lorah in 1942 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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