Show ContentsLauren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Lauren comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

Early Origins of the Lauren family

The surname Lauren was first found in Provence.

Early History of the Lauren family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lauren research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1355, 1387, 1391, 1559, 1625, 1728, 1771, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Lauren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lauren Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurent, Saint-Laurent, Lauren, Laurents, Lorent, Loren, Laurrent, Laurren, Laurrents, Lorrent, Lorren, Laurrens, Laurens, Laurrens, Saint-Laurrent, Saint-Lauren, Saint-Laurents, Saint-Laurrents, Saint-Laurren, Saint-Lorent, Saint-Loren, Saint-Lorens, Saint-Lorrent, Saint-Lorren and many more.

Early Notables of the Lauren family (pre 1700)

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United States Lauren migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lauren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manl Lauren, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lauren (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Lauren (b. 1939), American fashion designer
  • Bertus C. Lauren, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oneonta, New York, 1926-31 [2]
  • Jessa Lauren Seewald (b. 1992), née Duggar, an American television personality, known for her role in TLC's reality show 19 Kids and Counting
  • Claire Lauren Rafferty (b. 1989), English female international footballer
  • Joshua Lauren Alba (b. 1982), American actor
  • Ashley Lauren Melnick (b. 1989), American beauty pageant titleholder
  • Thomas Lauren Friedman (b. 1953), American journalist who has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and once for Commentary (2002)
  • Andrea Lauren Bowen (b. 1990), Award-winning American actress
  • Frank Lauren Hitchcock (1875-1957), American mathematician and physicist
  • Matthew Lauren McWhorter (b. 1889), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia public service commission, 1936-61; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952 [3]

Suggested Readings for the name Lauren +

  • Cooper, Laurence, Dowdle, Smith, Clem and Allied Families by Velna Cooper Brown.

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook