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Lore Name Meaning

French (Loré): habitational name from Loré in Orne. Dutch (de Lore): metonymic occupational name for a rag merchant, from Middle Dutch lore, luere ‘rag’. Hungarian (Lore): from a pet form of the personal name Lorinc (see Lorincz).

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

Similar surnames: Love, Dore, Loge, Lora, Lory, More, Lorge, Flore, Loye, Lord

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Where is the Lore family from?

You can see how Lore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lore families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Lore families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Lore's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lore families in 1911.
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What did your Lore ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lore. 35% of Lore 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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Lore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lore 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lore. 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 Lore. For the veterans among your Lore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lore lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lore in 1952 was 24, and 79 in 2004.

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