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Origins of the Law surname

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About the Laws

We have a total number of 149489 records for people with the last name Law.

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Where do most Laws live?

In 1921, most Laws lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Laws

How common is your surname?

333rd most common surname in the UK

We have 125,000 records for the Law surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Laws most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Law first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Laws

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

Common Female occupations for Laws in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant




House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Laws in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


Cotton Weaver




General Labourer


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