Scanlon Family History

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Scanlon Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannláin, ‘descendant of Scannlán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of Scannal (see Scannell).

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


Similar surnames: Scallan, Shannon, Cannon, Hanlon, Shanley, Scanio, Conlon, Connon

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Scanlon Family Origin

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Scanlon Family Occupations

What did your Scanlon 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 Scanlon. 27% of Scanlon men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Scanlon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scanlon were General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    27%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Builders Labourer heavy Worker
    7%
  • General Farm Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Scanlon Historical Records

What Scanlon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Scanlon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scanlon 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 Scanlon. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Scanlon. For the veterans among your Scanlon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scanlon Life Expectancy

What is the average Scanlon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Scanlon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scanlon in 1944 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scanlon 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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