Lawley Family History

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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

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Lawley Family Origin

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Lawley Family Occupations

What did your Lawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lawley. 2% of Lawley men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Lawley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawley were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Lawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Lawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lawley. For the veterans among your Lawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lawley in 1953 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lawley

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.

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