Laura Family History

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Laura Name Meaning

Italian: either from the female personal name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea ‘laurel (bush or crown)’. Spanish: of uncertain derivation; in some cases, possibly a habitational name from Laura in Badajoz province.

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


Similar surnames: Lauro, Laur, Maura, Lauri, Lara, Lary, Lauria, Mauro, Lora, Kaur

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Laura Family Origin

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Laura Family Occupations

What did your Laura ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Contractor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laura. 18% of Laura men worked as a Cultivateur and 20% of Laura women worked as a Contractor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laura were Bookkeeper and Sewier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Optician
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Contractor
    20%
  • Cultivateur
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Sewier
    20%

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

Laura Historical Records

What Laura family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Laura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laura 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Laura. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Laura. For the veterans among your Laura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laura Life Expectancy

What is the average Laura lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Laura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Laura in 1963 was 80, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laura

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laura 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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