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Lanyon Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from a place in Madron parish near Penzance, named in Cornish as ‘cold pool’, from lyn ‘pool’ + yeyn ‘cold’.

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


Similar surnames: Kenyon, Lawton, Banton, Lanyi, Hanton, Linton, Clanton, Danton

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Lanyon Family Origin

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Lanyon Family Occupations

What did your Lanyon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lanyon occupation in the USA was Miner. 14% of Lanyon's were Miners. Miner, Farmer and Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lanyon. A less common occupation for the Lanyon family was Laborer.

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  • Miner

    14%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Farm

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lanyon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lanyon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lanyon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanyon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lanyon. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lanyon. For the veterans among your Lanyon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanyon Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanyon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lanyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lanyon in 1958 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanyon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanyon 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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