Hanlon Family History

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Hanlon Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain ‘descendant of Anluan’, a personal name from the intensive prefix an- + luan ‘light’, ‘radiance’ or ‘warrior’. Occasionally Hanlon has been used to represent Hallinan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hanson, Hannon, Hanley, Cannon, Shannon, Hannan, Donlon, Bannon

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Hanlon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hanlon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hanlon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hanlon Family Origin

Where is the Hanlon family from?

Hanlon Family Occupations

What did your Hanlon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Dock Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanlon. The most common Hanlon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Hanlon's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hanlon family was Coal Miner.

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  • Labourer

  • Dock Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hanlon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hanlon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Hanlon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanlon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanlon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Hanlon. For the veterans among your Hanlon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanlon Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanlon lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hanlon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hanlon in 1942 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanlon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanlon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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