The surname laurel was first found in Languedoc, in the south of France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nimes and Toulouse and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Important Dates for the laurel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laurel research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is included under the topic Early laurel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laurel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurel, Lauer, Lorelle, Laure, Laurin, Laurot, Lorel and many more.
Early Notables of the laurel family (pre 1700)
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laurel migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
laurel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Alejandro Laurel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1869 
Contemporary Notables of the name laurel (post 1700)
Robert Laurel Crippen (b. 1937), American engineer, retired United States Navy Captain and a former NASA astronaut
Sirje Laurel Weldon (b. 1968), Canadian professor, best known for her work on women's rights
Milagros Laurel Trinidad (b. 1941), Congresswoman in the Philippines
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (b. 1938), American historian and writer
Laurel True (b. 1968), American artist, architectural artist, muralist and mosaic artist
Laurel E. Youmans, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1911 
Laurel L. Kosten, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1934; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
Laurel Kean (b. 1963), American LPGA professional golfer
Laurel Burch (1945-2007), American artist, designer and businesswoman
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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