Lanigan Family History

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Lanigan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lonagáin ‘descendant of Lonagán’, apparently a double diminutive of lon ‘blackbird’, but possibly a variant of Flanagan with lenited initial F.

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


Similar surnames: Langan, Lanagan, Flanagan, Flanigan, Landrigan, Swanigan, Madigan

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Lanigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lanigan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    49%

  • England & Wales

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Italy

    3%

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Lanigan Family Origin

Where is the Lanigan family from?

Lanigan Family Occupations

What did your Lanigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lanigan. A less common occupation for the Lanigan family was Army Pensioner Lab. The most common Lanigan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Lanigan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    13%
  • Tailor

    10%
  • Laundress

    5%
  • Army Pensioner Lab

    3%

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

Lanigan Historical Records

What Lanigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Lanigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanigan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lanigan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lanigan. For the veterans among your Lanigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanigan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lanigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lanigan in 1945 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanigan 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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