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Origins of the Lawford surname

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About the Lawfords

We have a total number of 8466 records for people with the last name Lawford.

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Where do most Lawfords live?

In 1921, most Lawfords lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lawfords

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We have 7,170 records for the Lawford surname. The oldest one dates back to 1597.

Who were Lawfords most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lawford first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lawfords

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

Common Female occupations for Lawfords in 1921




Living On Own Means


Private Means


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Lawfords in 1921




Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




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