Laughter Family History

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Laughter Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for a jolly, laughing person, from the vocabulary word laughter. Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Lachter, an unflattering nickname from Middle Low German lachter ‘shame’, ‘disgrace’. This is a common name in NC.

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


Similar surnames: Vaughter, Laughner, Slaughter, Haught, Lighter, Achter, Lager

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Laughter Family Origin

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Laughter Family Occupations

What did your Laughter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laughter. The most common Laughter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Laughter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laughter family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Laughter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Laughter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laughter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Laughter. 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 Laughter. For the veterans among your Laughter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laughter Life Expectancy

What is the average Laughter lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Laughter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Laughter in 1941 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laughter 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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