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Lord Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English laford louerd lord ‘lord master’ (Old English hlāford) perhaps given to a someone who played the part of the lord or master of ceremonies in festival games. Irish: adoption of the English name (see 1 above) as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh (see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin (see McKiernan ). Americanized form of French Laure a variant of the personal name Laur French: unflattering nickname from Old French l'ord ‘the dirty one’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ford, Loud, Cord, Bird, Ord, Nord, Corn, Lard, Lore, Gard

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Where is the Lord family from?

You can see how Lord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lord family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lord families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 290 Lord families living in Maine. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lord's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Lord families in 1840.
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What did your Lord ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lord. 13% of Lord men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lord women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lord were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 389,000 census records available for the last name Lord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lord 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Lord. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Lord. For the veterans among your Lord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lord lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lord in 1943 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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