Laws Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern): patronymic from the personal name Law (pet form of Lawrence). Perhaps a reduced form of Scottish or Irish McLeish. Compare McLaws.

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


Similar surnames: Lawes, Law, Lais, Lewis, Lans, Lark, Lau, Luks, Mclaws, Kaps

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Laws Family Origin

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Laws Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Servant

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Laws family was Carpenter. The most common Laws occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Laws's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laws.

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Laws life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laws in 1943 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laws

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