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additionally that this name may have referred to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn), but this seems unlikely.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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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Tailor

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Boot Maker

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawless. A less common occupation for the Lawless family was Boot Maker. The most common Lawless occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Lawless's were Labourers.

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Lawless Life Expectancy

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