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Lor Name Meaning

Laotian: unexplained. Hmong: variant of Lo. Dutch: from a short form of Lorent, Dutch vernacular equivalent of Lawrence.

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

Similar surnames: Loy, Loo, Loi, Lou, Low, Lore, Kor, Flor, Loe, Long

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Where is the Lor family from?

You can see how Lor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Lor families living in British Columbia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Lor's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Lor families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lor. 36% of Lor 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Waiter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Lor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lor. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Lor. For the veterans among your Lor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lor lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lor in 1962 was 65, and 68 in 2004.

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