Law Name Meaning

from a Middle English short form of Lawrence. topographic name for someone who lived near a hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’).

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

Similar surnames: Low, Maw, Raw, Haw, Lau, Lew, Daw, Laws, Bow, Way

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Law Family Origin

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Law Family Occupations

What did your Law ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Law. The most common Law occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Law's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Law family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Law Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 402,000 census records available for the last name Law. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Law 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 58,000 immigration records available for the last name Law. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Law. For the veterans among your Law ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Law Life Expectancy

What is the average Law lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Law life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Law in 1943 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Law 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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