Laney Name Meaning

Irish: probably a reduced and altered form of McElhinney.

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

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Laney Family Origin

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Laney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Laney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Laney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laney family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laney.

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Laney Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Laney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laney in 1952 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laney

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