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 Family Origin

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Lanigan Family Occupations

What did your Lanigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lanigan. 30% of Lanigan men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Lanigan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanigan were Carter and House Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Hotel Hall Porter
  • Carter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • House Wife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lanigan Historical Records

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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.

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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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