Laney Family History

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Laney Name Meaning

Irish: probably a reduced and altered form of McElhinney.

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

Similar surnames: Haney, Larney, Lane, Lahey, Lavey, Maney, Craney, Karney, Loney

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Laney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laney name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Laney Family Origin

Where is the Laney family from?

Laney Family Occupations

What did your Laney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Laborer and (Eng) Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laney. A less common occupation for the Laney family was Agricultural Labr. The most common Laney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Laney's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laborer

  • (Eng) Fitter

  • Agricultural Labr


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

Laney Historical Records

What Laney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Laney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Laney. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Laney. For the veterans among your Laney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laney Life Expectancy

What is the average Laney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Laney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laney in 1952 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laney 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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