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Lawry Family History

Lawry Name Meaning

Northern Irish and English: from a pet form of Lawrence.

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

Similar surnames: Lowry, Larry, Laury, Lory, Lowery, Lowrey, Lary, Law, Gary, Lowary

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Where is the Lawry family from?

You can see how Lawry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawry families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 25 Lawry families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Lawry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lawry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lawry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lawry. 34% of Lawry men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Photographer
  • Driver
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Lawry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawry 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawry. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lawry. For the veterans among your Lawry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lawry lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lawry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lawry in 1947 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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