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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Dutch

Meaning & History

Means "son of LAWRENCE". It is rather rare in mainly Flanders, Belgium, and often families were either spelled Lauwens or Lauwers (a bit more common) in the Duchy of Flanders and the Duchy of Brabant (14th century and further). These former regions nowadays are part of Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. In some occasions, the name can be found in the former Burgundy, and thus includes the contemporary Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and part of Germany.
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