Lawyer Family History

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Lawyer Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Dutch Lauwer, occupational name for a tanner or leather worker.

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


Similar surnames: Lawver, Lauver, Sawyer, Lawler, Mawyer, Layer, Loyer, Latner, Laier

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Lawyer Family Origin

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Lawyer Family Occupations

What did your Lawyer 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 Lawyer. 4% of Lawyer men worked as a General Labourer and 44% of Lawyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawyer were Amuniton Worker (filler) and Domestic Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Market Gardener (mast
    4%
  • Airplane Fitters Labourer
    2%
  • Amuniton Worker (filler)
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Chambermaid
    4%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    4%

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

Lawyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Lawyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawyer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawyer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lawyer. For the veterans among your Lawyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lawyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lawyer in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lawyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lawyer 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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