Lennon Family History

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Lennon Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leannáin ‘descendant of Leannán’, a byname meaning ‘little cloak’ (less likely, ‘sweetheart’). reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lonáin ‘descendant of Lonán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lon ‘blackbird’.

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

Similar surnames: Glennon, Hannon, Fenlon, Glendon, Dennen, Lennox, Hernon, Kennon

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Lennon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lennon name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Lennon Family Origin

Where is the Lennon family from?

Lennon Family Occupations

What did your Lennon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lennon. The most common Lennon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Lennon's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lennon family was Bricklayer.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carter

  • Bricklayer


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

Lennon Historical Records

What Lennon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Lennon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lennon 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Lennon. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Lennon. For the veterans among your Lennon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lennon Life Expectancy

What is the average Lennon lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lennon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lennon in 1946 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lennon 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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