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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

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

Laws Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Laws lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laws

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laws 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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