Lord Name Meaning

English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities. It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlaford, earlier hlaf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants. Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh (see Tierney) and Mac Thighearnáin (see McKiernan). French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’. Possibly an altered spelling of Laur.

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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lord. A less common occupation for the Lord family was Carpenter. The most common Lord occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Lord's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lord

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