Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern English: from a Middle English short form
- Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a
hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English
hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’).
- Scottish and northern English: Richard Law emigrated from England to America in 1638. In 1641 he
was one of the founders of Stamford, CT. Others of the Law family were born in Milford, CT: Jonathan (b. 1674), who was governor 1741–50, Richard (b. 1733), a revolutionary patriot and jurist; and Andrew (b. 1748/49), a composer of sacred music.
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