Lawley Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Lawley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from Lawley in Shropshire, named in Old English as ‘Lafa’s wood’, from a personal name Lafa (from laf ‘remnant’, ‘survivor’) + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hawley, Fawley, Pawley, Manley, Barley, Batley, Hanley, Loxley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Lawley Family Origin

Where is the Lawley family from?

SHOW MORE

Lawley Family Occupations

What did your Lawley ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lawley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Lawley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Lawley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Lawley family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawley.

Source: Census data for Lawley | Data not to scale

Lawley Historical Records

What Lawley family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Lawley ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Lawley

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Lawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawley lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lawley 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Lawley Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name