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This most interesting surname is a variant of the Irish surname Lawlor, which is of Old Gaelic origin, as the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Leathlobhair", composed of the Gaelic prefix "O", male descendant of, and a personal name composed of the elements "leath", half (meaning "somewhat, fairly"), and "-labor", leprous, sick. Hence the name seems to have been originally a byname for a man of unhealthy constitution. The name is also found as Lalour and Lalor, and the prefix has been almost entirely dropped in the present day.

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John Lawler

My great great grandparents moved over to America, more specifically West Virginia in the 1800s. I’m just very curious about where in Ireland we’re from and if there’s still family out there. If you know anyone who knows the history or is family please contact me.

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