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Lanfear Name Meaning

Welsh and English: habitational name from any of the many places in Wales called Llanfair ‘church of Saint Mary’ from Welsh llan ‘church’ + Mair ‘Mary’ for example Llanfair Caereinion (Montgomeryshire). Compare Lamphear Lamphere Lamphier Lanfair Lanphear Lanpher Lanphere and Lanphier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lander, Laufer, Ranger, Lanford, Mander, Lande, Lanier, Lazear

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Where is the Lanfear family from?

You can see how Lanfear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanfear family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanfear families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Lanfear families living in New York. This was about 94% of all the recorded Lanfear's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lanfear families in 1840.
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What did your Lanfear ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lanfear. 52% of Lanfear men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lanfear women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanfear were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Owner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 631 immigration records available for the last name Lanfear. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 460 military records available for the last name Lanfear. For the veterans among your Lanfear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanfear lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lanfear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lanfear in 1953 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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