The English and Welsh surname Lovelace is of nickname origin. The name is derived from the old English word " laweles " meaning lawless, the name was used as nickname for an outlaw. The name is first recorded in records in Kent dating to the 13th Century when William Lovelas is registered in the Rolls of Saint Gregory's Abbey. Today there are approximately 13,500 bearers of the name Lovelace living in the United States.
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