Large Name Meaning

English and French: nickname (literal or ironic) meaning ‘generous’, from Middle English, Old French large ‘generous’, ‘free’ (Latin largus ‘abundant’). The English word came to acquire its modern sense only gradually during the Middle Ages; it is used to mean ‘ample in quantity’ in the 13th century, and the sense ‘broad’ first occurs in the 14th. This use is probably too late for the surname to have originated as a nickname for a fat man.

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


Similar surnames: Lake, Barge, Clare, Gage, Larue, Lage, Lodge, Garbe, Largo, Tarte

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Large Family Origin

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Large Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Going To School

    10%
  • Carriage Builder

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Large family was Labourer. The most common Large occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Large's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Carriage Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Large.

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Large Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Large life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Large in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Large

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