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Love Family History

Love Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female name Lufu ‘love’ or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French love ‘she-wolf’ or simply ‘wolf’ the word love being a back-formation from the diminutive forms lovel and lovet ‘little wolf’. See also Low 3 from Anglo-Norman French lou the more usual form of the word. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin (see McKinnon ). Flemish (De Love): altered form of Delhove a habitational name from any of the places called Hove and L'Hoves in Hainault for example.

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

Similar surnames: Dove, Loge, Lore, Hove, Bove, Look, Cove, Noe, Long, Lodge

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Where is the Love family from?

You can see how Love families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Love family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Love families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 122 Love families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Love's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Love families in 1840.
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What did your Love ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Love. 17% of Love men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Love women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Love were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 412,000 census records available for the last name Love. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Love 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Love. 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 78,000 military records available for the last name Love. For the veterans among your Love ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Love lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Love life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Love in 1940 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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