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About the Laakso surname

'Laakso' is a common and rather generic Finnish surname, meaning "Valley". It is typical for the Finnish names to refer to the nature.

Prior to the current laws which restrict the name policy, according to which any existing surname, is protected, copyrighted so to speak, there was a time when several people would adopt the name Laakso or translate an existing name from typically Swedish (Dal or Dahl). Therefore there is no one family called Laakso but several families with no necessarily other connection than the name. But several families.

According to the Finnish Population Register Center in November of 2017 Laakso was a:

  • Present name in 9145 individuals.
  • Former name in 3716 individuals.
  • As a dead persons' name in 7323 individuals,
  • Totaling in 20,184 individuals.