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 1939, Aux Fire Service and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Laughter. 20% of Laughter men worked as an Aux Fire Service and 38% of Laughter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laughter were Leather Cutter Retired and Cotton Warper Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aux Fire Service
    20%
  • Colliery Hewer
    20%
  • Foreman Hydraulic Laundry
    20%
  • Leather Cutter Retired
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    38%
  • Bakers Shop Assistant
    13%
  • Cotton Warper
    13%
  • Cotton Warper Retired
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Laughter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 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 513 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 2,000 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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