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Laney Family History

Laney Name Meaning
Irish: probably a reduced and altered form of McElhinney.

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

310,972 Historical Documents with Laney on Ancestry.com
56,035 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,303 Military Records
2,446 Immigration Records
39,728 Census and Voter Lists
203,460 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Laney Families

  • Number of Laney families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Laney families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Laney families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Laney census records

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Laney Family Origin

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Laney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Laney

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Laney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Laney census records

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Laney Civil War Service Records

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