Laughlin Family History

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Laughlin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake’, ‘fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

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

Similar surnames: Loughlin, Mclaughlin, O'laughlin, O'loughlin, Caughlin, Coughlin

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Laughlin Family Origin

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Laughlin Family Occupations

What did your Laughlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Laughlin family was Bricklayer. The most common Laughlin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Laughlin's were Labourers. Labourer, General Laborer and Agr Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laughlin.

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  • Labourer

  • General Laborer

  • Agr Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Laughlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 213,000 census records available for the last name Laughlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laughlin 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Laughlin. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Laughlin. For the veterans among your Laughlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laughlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Laughlin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Laughlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Laughlin in 1942 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laughlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laughlin 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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