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The LAWLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 14,194 2336 0.005 53
United States (1880 census) 5,207 1163 0.010 104
Change since 1880 +8987 -1173 -0.005 -51
Other Countries
Australia 2,030 797 0.012 124
United Kingdom 2,145 2788 0.005 47
Top States for LAWLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,240 2459 0.004 37
Texas 967 2355 0.005 46
Illinois 809 1512 0.007 65
Pennsylvania 763 1875 0.006 62
New York 758 2393 0.004 40
Top States for LAWLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 719 1001 0.016 162
Maine 191 1256 0.015 150
Delaware 96 1397 0.012 123
North Dakota 77 1064 0.012 120
Iowa 324 994 0.011 111


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LAWLER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LAWLER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LAWLER in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LAWLER by picking someone at random in Alabama than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LAWLER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LAWLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LAWLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LAWLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 725 5.11
White (Hispanic) 213 1.5
Mixed Race 177 1.25
Asian/Pacific 82 0.58
Native American/Alaskan 40 0.28
White (Caucasian) 12,955 91.27

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LAWLER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LAWLER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of LAWLER.

Similar names to LAWLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAWLER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LAWLER

The following words are slight variants of LAWLER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.