Lawlor, Lawlor, Lawler, Lalor, Leathlobhair A Gaelic surname meaning meaning leath half; lobhar sick person. One of the seven septs of Laois. In 1890, the estimated number of persons bearing the surname was 6,400, and the surname was principally to be found in Dublin, Laois, Wicklow and Wexford. In the United States Lawler is the 2,213th most numerous surname with an estimated 16,500 bearers, and Lawlor is the 6,480th most numerous surname with an estimated 5,500 bearers.
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