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Labor Name Meaning

Altered form of French Labarre a topographic name for someone who lived by a gateway or barrier or in a house encircled by a fence. French: variant of Laborie itself a variant with fused feminine definite article la of Borie a topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated farm.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Labore, Labar, Labo, Liber, Saber, Lalor, Tabor, Laban, Lazer, Lafon

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Where is the Labor family from?

You can see how Labor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Labor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Labor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Labor families living in Quebec. This was about 33% of all the recorded Labor's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Labor families in 1911.
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What did your Labor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Labor. 50% of Labor men worked as a Labourer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Labor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Labor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 761 immigration records available for the last name Labor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Labor. For the veterans among your Labor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Labor lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Labor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Labor in 1948 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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