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Lawrie Name Meaning

Scottish: from the personal name Laurie a diminutive of Laur a pet form of Lawrence . See Lawry .

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

Similar surnames: Lowrie, Laurie, Laurin, Lackie, Lawry, Lambie, Lawshe, Lauri, Carrie

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Where is the Lawrie family from?

You can see how Lawrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawrie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 98 Lawrie families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Lawrie's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lawrie families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawrie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lawrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lawrie. 10% of Lawrie men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Lawrie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawrie were Dock Labourer 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

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Lawrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawrie 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawrie. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lawrie. For the veterans among your Lawrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lawrie lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lawrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lawrie in 1956 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

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