Lanigan Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Langan, Lanagan, Flanagan, Flanigan, Landrigan, Swanigan, Madigan

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Lanigan Family Origin

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Lanigan Family Occupations

What did your Lanigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lanigan family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lanigan. The most common Lanigan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Lanigan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Lanigan Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Lanigan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Lanigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanigan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Lanigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lanigan in 1945 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanigan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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