Laban Family History

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Laban Name Meaning

North German: variant of Labahn. Possibly an altered spelling of Hungarian Labanc, a nickname for a pro-Austrian soldier who fought against the Hungarians in the independence wars in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This derogatory nickname derived from the Hungarian lobonc ‘unkempt hair’, referring the long hair of the Habsburg soldiers. Later the name became a vocabulary word denoting a foot soldier or a rough strong man. See also Kurucz.

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

Similar surnames: Lapan, Caban, Labahn, Laman, Baba, Sagan, Saban, Labar, Labs, Mahan

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Laban Family Origin

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Laban Family Occupations

What did your Laban ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Laban occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Laban's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Laban family was Glass Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Alms Man (Sir J Ports Charity) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laban.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Alms Man (Sir J Ports Charity)

  • Glass Maker


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Laban Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Laban. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laban census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Laban. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Laban. For the veterans among your Laban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laban Life Expectancy

What is the average Laban lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Laban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laban in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laban ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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