Origins of the Lai surname

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    In 1921, most Lais lived in undefined

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    Common jobs for Lais

    Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

    Common female occupations for Lais in 1921

    Cook Servant


    Housemaid Domestic Servt




    Common male occupations for Lais in 1921









    Sales Clerks


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