Laws Family History

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Laws Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern): patronymic from the personal name Law (pet form of Lawrence). Perhaps a reduced form of Scottish or Irish McLeish. Compare McLaws.

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

Similar surnames: Lawes, Law, Lais, Lewis, Lans, Lark, Lau, Luks, Mclaws, Kaps

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Laws Family Origin

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Laws Family Occupations

What did your Laws 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 Laws. 3% of Laws men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Laws women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laws were Farmer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Laws Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 118,000 census records available for the last name Laws. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laws 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Laws. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Laws. For the veterans among your Laws ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laws Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Laws life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laws in 1943 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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