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Loving Family History

Loving Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Lyfing Old English Lēofing based on lēof ‘dear’. Swedish (Löving): ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’ + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’.

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

Similar surnames: Hoving, Lovings, Levings, Lovick, Lovering, Ling, Gowing, Long

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Where is the Loving family from?

You can see how Loving families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loving family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loving families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Loving families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Loving's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Loving families in 1840.
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What did your Loving ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loving. 21% of Loving men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Loving women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loving were Carpenter 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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Loving. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loving 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Loving. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Loving. For the veterans among your Loving ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loving lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Loving life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Loving in 1946 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

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