Last Name LORY


Meaning The son of Lowrence.
The son of Lawrence. In the Lowlands and on the Borders, popularly Lowrie or Laurie, whence the many North-English and Scottish variations of the name. The English sobriquet of the fox was Reynard. In Scotland Lawrence stood sponsor to the animal. Hence 'Lowrie-like,' having the carfty look of a fox. The full name Lawrence was also applied to the fox, proving that Lowry and Lawry are the true offspring of the name.
Origin English, Jewish, Swiss, Belgian, Bahraini, Hungarian

Rank 38,464 (2000 US census) 33,366 (1990 US census)
Count 541 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 89.83%, or 486 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 3.33%, or 18 total occurrences, as black,
  • 1.29%, or 7 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • undisclosed % as two or more races, and
  • 3.88%, or 21 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest last names

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Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
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