Large Family History

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Large Name Meaning

English and French: nickname (literal or ironic) meaning ‘generous’, from Middle English, Old French large ‘generous’, ‘free’ (Latin largus ‘abundant’). The English word came to acquire its modern sense only gradually during the Middle Ages; it is used to mean ‘ample in quantity’ in the 13th century, and the sense ‘broad’ first occurs in the 14th. This use is probably too late for the surname to have originated as a nickname for a fat man.

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

Similar surnames: Lake, Barge, Clare, Gage, Larue, Lage, Lodge, Garbe, Largo, Tarte

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Large Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Large name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Large. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Large Family Origin

Where is the Large family from?

Large Family Occupations

What did your Large ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Large occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Large's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Large. A less common occupation for the Large family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Large ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Large Historical Records

What Large family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Large. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Large 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Large. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Large. For the veterans among your Large ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Large Life Expectancy

What is the average Large lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Large life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Large in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Large 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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