Lancaster Family History

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Lancaster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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


Similar surnames: Doncaster, Waycaster, Manchester, Winchester, Casler, Cater, Laster

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Lancaster Family Origin

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Lancaster Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lancaster family was Coal Miner. The most common Lancaster occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Lancaster's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lancaster.

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Lancaster Historical Records

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Lancaster Life Expectancy

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