Lancer Family History

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Lancer Name Meaning

Jewish (from Poland): ornamental name from German Lanze ‘lance’, ‘spear’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Lance, Lander, Lanzer, Dancer, Lanser, Lanier, Sander, Lanter, Langer

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Lancer Family Origin

Where is the Lancer family from?

Lancer Family Occupations

What did your Lancer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lancer family was Carpenter. The most common Lancer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Lancer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lancer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cooper

  • Carpenter


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

Lancer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lancer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lancer 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Lancer. 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 411 military records available for the last name Lancer. For the veterans among your Lancer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lancer Life Expectancy

What is the average Lancer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lancer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lancer in 1963 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lancer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lancer 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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