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Lanigan Family History

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

75,381 Historical Documents with Lanigan on Ancestry.com
24,262 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,098 Military Records
3,469 Immigration Records
22,628 Census and Voter Lists
20,924 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lanigan Families

  • Number of Lanigan families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lanigan families
     54 - 105
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lanigan families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lanigan Family Origin

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Lanigan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lanigan

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Lanigan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lanigan census records

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Lanigan Civil War Service Records

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