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Laurie Family History

Laurie Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a pet form of Lawrence . French: habitational name from a place in Cantal derived from Latin laurus ‘laurel’ with the suffix -ea.

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

Similar surnames: Laurin, Lawrie, Lauri, Labrie, Durie, Marie, Laur, Lauro, Mauri

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Where is the Laurie family from?

You can see how Laurie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laurie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laurie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 158 Laurie families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Laurie's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Laurie families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laurie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laurie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Laurie. 14% of Laurie men worked as an Incapacitated and 68% of Laurie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laurie were Motor Mechanic and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Railway Clerk
  • Iron Moulder Heavy Worker
  • Motor Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Laurie. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Laurie. For the veterans among your Laurie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laurie lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Laurie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Laurie in 1953 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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