Lancaster Family History

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Lancaster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Lancaster Family Origin

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Lancaster Family Occupations

What did your Lancaster ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lancaster family was Farming. The most common Lancaster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Lancaster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lancaster.

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Lancaster Historical Records

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Lancaster Life Expectancy

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Famous Lancaster Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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