History of your Surname
Get access to Lawyer family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Lawyer Family History

Lawyer Surname Meaning

Anglicized form of Flemish De Lauwer an occupational name for a tanner from the Dutch verb looien ‘to tan’ or an occupational name for a lawyer.

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

Similar surnames: Lawver, Lauver, Sawyer, Lawler, Mawyer, Layer, Loyer, Latner, Laier

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lawyer family from?

You can see how Lawyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 125 Lawyer families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lawyer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lawyer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lawyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Market Gardener (mast and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lawyer. 50% of Lawyer men worked as a Market Gardener (mast and 72% of Lawyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawyer were General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Lawyer | Data not to scale

*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

  • Market Gardener (mast
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Chambermaid
  • Unpaid Domestic
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lawyer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Lawyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Lawyer

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lawyer. 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.

View all Lawyer immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Lawyer. For the veterans among your Lawyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lawyer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lawyer family history

Discover More

What is the average Lawyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lawyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lawyer in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lawyer

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lawyer family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Lawyer last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial