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La Family History

La Name Meaning

Vietnamese: from the Chinese surname 羅 see Luo Vietnamese (): from the Chinese surname 呂 see Lu 6 and 3 below. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 呂 see Lu 6.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lo, Ha, Ly, Le, Lai, Ba, Ma, Ta, Lua, Lam

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Where is the La family from?

You can see how La families moved over time by selecting different census years. The La family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most La families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 La families living in Warwickshire. This was about 85% of all the recorded La's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of La families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the La surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your La ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named La. 63% of La women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 586,000 census records available for the last name La. Like a window into their day-to-day life, La 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 231,000 immigration records available for the last name La. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 117,000 military records available for the last name La. For the veterans among your La ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average La lifespan?

Between 1980 and 2004, in the United States, La life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for La in 1980 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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