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Lore Name Meaning

Italian (southern; also Lo Re): variant of Re ‘king’ with the addition of the definite article lo. Altered form of English Lory . English: perhaps from Middle English lore ‘teaching instruction knowledge’ or possibly a variant of Law . Hungarian (Lőre): from a pet form of the personal name Lőrinc (see Lorincz ). In some cases possibly also French (Loré): habitational name from Loré in Orne from the Gallo-Roman estate Lauriacum.

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

Similar surnames: Love, Dore, Loge, Lora, Lory, More, Lorge, Flore, Loye, Lord

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Where is the Lore family from?

You can see how Lore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lore families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Lore families living in New Jersey. This was about 41% of all the recorded Lore's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Lore families in 1840.
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What did your Lore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lore. 17% of Lore men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Lore women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lore were Salesman and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lore. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lore. For the veterans among your Lore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lore lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lore in 1952 was 24, and 79 in 2004.

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