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The family name lawlor has an intrinsic connection to the Gaelic culture of Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name lawlor is O Leathlobhair, which is derived from the words leath, which means half, and lobhar, which means sick person or leper.

lawlor Early Origins



The surname lawlor was first found in County Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lawlor Spelling Variations


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lawlor Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname lawlor are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of lawlor included Lawlor, Lalor, O'Lalor, O'Lawlor and others.

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lawlor Early History


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lawlor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawlor research. Another 380 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1854 is included under the topic Early lawlor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawlor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawlor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Patrick Lalor, M.P. for Leix, and his sons, James Fintan, writer and revolutionary, Peter, who led the miners revolt at Eureka, Australia in 1854 and later became speaker of...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawlor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of lawlor:

lawlor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Lawlor, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • William Lawlor, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Anne Lawlor, aged 11, landed in New York in 1854
  • Denis Lawlor, aged 13, landed in New York in 1854

lawlor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Lawlor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Thomas Lawlor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Mary Ann Lawlor, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • Catherine Riley Lawlor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Michael Lawlor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawlor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Charles Lawlor a lawyer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brilliant" in 1841
  • Ann Caroline Lawlor arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brilliant" in 1841
  • Annie Caroline Lawlor arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brilliant" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawlor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawlor (post 1700)



  • Michael P. Lawlor (b. 1956), American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer, Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives (1987-2011)
  • John Lawlor (b. 1941), American actor, best known for his role as Supervisor Leonard Marsh on the television series Phyllis from 1976-1977
  • Charles B. Lawlor (1852-1925), Irish-born, American vaudeville performer and composer of popular songs, perhaps best known for his 1894 song, The Sidewalks of New York
  • Michael H. Lawlor (1854-1918), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Edward G. Lawlor (1907-1987), American minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Gerri Lawlor, American actress and voice actor
  • Thomas Joseph "Tom" Lawlor (b. 1983), American mixed martial artist
  • Thomas Lawlor (b. 1938), Irish opera singer, best known for his performances in baritone roles of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas
  • Sean Lawlor (1954-2009), Irish character actor and playwright, best known for his portrayal of Malcolm Wallace in Braveheart
  • Éamonn Lawlor (b. 1951), Irish radio broadcaster on RTÉ lyric fm
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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lawlor Historic Events


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lawlor Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Brady Almon  Lawlor (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The lawlor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawlor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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