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Origins of the Lord surname

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About the Lords

We have a total number of 153194 records for people with the last name Lord.

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Alternative variations of the name Lord

Lord, Lords, Lorde, Lort, Lawd

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Where do most Lords live?

In 1921, most Lords lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lords

How common is your surname?

334th most common surname in the UK

We have 133,000 records for the Lord surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Lords most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lord first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lords

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

Common Female occupations for Lords in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Weaver Cotton


Cotton Winder






Common Male occupations for Lords in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Coal Miner






General Labourer


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