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Scanlon Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Scanlon Families

  • Number of Scanlon families
     322 - 642
     108 - 321
     1 - 107
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scanlon families
     87 - 172
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scanlon families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Scanlon Family Origin

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Scanlon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scanlon

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Scanlon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scanlon census records

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Scanlon Civil War Service Records

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