Love Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Love Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female personal name Lufu ‘love’, or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf 2. English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve ‘female wolf’ (a feminine form of lou). This nickname was fairly commonly used for men, in an approving sense. No doubt it was reinforced by crossing with post-Conquest survivals of the masculine version of 1. Scottish: see McKinnon. Dutch (de Love): respelling and reinterpretation of Delhove, a habitational name from Hove and L’Hoves in Hainault, for example.

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

Similar surnames: Dove, Loge, Lore, Hove, Bove, Look, Cove, Noe, Long, Lodge

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Love Family Origin

Where is the Love family from?

Love Family Occupations

What did your Love 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 Love. 2% of Love men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Love women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Love were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Duties

View Census data for Love | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Love Historical Records

What Love family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 412,000 census records available for the last name Love. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Love census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Love

Passenger List

There are 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Love. 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.

View all Love immigration records

Draft Card

There are 78,000 military records available for the last name Love. For the veterans among your Love ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Love military records

You've only scratched the surface of Love family history.

Love Life Expectancy

What is the average Love lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Love life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Love in 1940 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Love

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Love 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.

Famous Love Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name