a masculine name
Origin of Lawrenceafter Abbot Lawrence (1792-1855), Boston merchant, founder of the town city in NE Mass.
Origin of Lawrenceafter Amos A. Lawrence (1814-86), Boston manufacturer; active in antislavery group that founded the town city in NE Kans., on the Kansas River
- A city of northeast Kansas on the Kansas River east-southeast of Topeka. Founded in 1854, it was the scene of a proslavery raid (1856) that sparked retaliatory killings by the abolitionist John Brown.
- A city of northeast Massachusetts on the Merrimack River north-northeast of Lowell. Laid out as an industrial town in 1845, it grew as a textile center.