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Lawrence Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Laurence, Clarence, Lance, Patience, Florence, Lorenc, Lafrance

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Lawrence Family Origin

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Lawrence Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    1%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawrence. The most common Lawrence occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Lawrence's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lawrence family was Carpenter.

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