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Luo Family History

Luo Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the state of Luo during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). This was granted to a descendant of Zhu Rong, a son of Zhuan Xu, legendary emperor of the 26th century bc. Subsequently, his descendants adopted the state name as their surname. Chinese : from the personal name of Jiang Luo, a son of the grand duke of the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted his given name, Luo, as their surname. This character also means ‘camel’.

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

Similar surnames: Lu, Guo, Huo, Lao, Sui, Cui, Leo, Lum, Luk, Luc

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Where is the Luo family from?

You can see how Luo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luo family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1901 and 1920. The most Luo families were found in the USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1901. In 1920 there were 2 Luo families living in Massachusetts. This was about 40% of all the recorded Luo's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Luo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the US named Luo. 50% of Luo men worked as a Carpenter.

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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

  • Carpenter
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 250 census records available for the last name Luo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luo 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Luo. 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 15 military records available for the last name Luo. For the veterans among your Luo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luo lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Luo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Luo in 1978 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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