Lawless Family History

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Lawless Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname for an unbridled and licentious man, from Middle English laghless, lawelas (a compound of late Old English lagu ‘law’ (from Old Norse) + the native suffix -l(e)as ‘without’, ‘lacking’). Reaney suggests additionally that this name may have referred to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn), but this seems unlikely.

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

Similar surnames: Harless, Lawler, Lawley, Wanless, Garness, Lawlis, Farless, Eales

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Lawless Family Origin

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Lawless Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lawless. 19% of Lawless men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Lawless women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawless were Incapacitated and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

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

Lawless Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Lawless. For the veterans among your Lawless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawless Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lawless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lawless in 1940 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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