Laurence Family History

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Laurence Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lawrence. French: from the female personal name Laurence, a feminine equivalent of Lawrence.

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

Similar surnames: Lawrence, Laurance, Laurens, Laurent, Laurenzo, Lawrance, Laurin

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Laurence Family Origin

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Laurence Family Occupations

What did your Laurence ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laurence. 29% of Laurence men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Laurence women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laurence were Cultivateur and Couturire

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Journalier
  • Stenographer
  • Couturire

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

Laurence Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Laurence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laurence 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurence. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Laurence. For the veterans among your Laurence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laurence Life Expectancy

What is the average Laurence lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laurence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Laurence in 1944 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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