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Origins of the Laws surname

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About the Lawses

We have a total number of 39486 records for people with the last name Laws.

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Where do most Lawses live?

In 1921, most Lawses lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Lawses

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 35,800 records for the Laws surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Lawses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Laws first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lawses

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

Common Female occupations for Lawses in 1921
Dressmaker

142

Domestic Servant

95

Laundress

90

General Servant Domestic

78

General Servant

62

Common Male occupations for Lawses in 1921
Coal Miner

244

Agricultural Labourer

209

General Labourer

137

Farm Labourer

112

Coal Miner Hewer

94

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