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Lau Name Study

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About the Project

The Lau Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Lau name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Lau name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Lau's), by time period (18th Century Lau's), or by topic (Lau DNA, Lau Occupations, Lau Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Lau Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Karen Lowe for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Lau Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants


Several male descendants have taken Y-DNA tests and are part of the FTDNA surname group project at https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/lowe/about

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Stephen Christian Law [Lau until my father]. Direct descendant from Johann Christian Lau (6G grandfather). I live within 10 miles of the original "Lau Tract" on the West Branch of the Codorus in York County PA. I am available for research in the Historical Society Library and the County Archives. BigY dna from me as a Lau data marker.
posted by Stephen Law
edited by Stephen Law
I am planning to add the profiles of my Lau/Laur pre 1700 ancestry from Aveyron/Guyenne in France and wanted to ask if there are any special considerations I should be aware of in regards to the Lau project?
posted by Rick Marion
Hi Rick

Thanks for your interest in the Lau Name Study. At present, the project page is in the process of being updated. I'll be in touch via private message shortly.

~Amy, ONS Project Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin