Lonsdale Family History

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Lonsdale Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and southern Cumbria, named in Old English as Lunesdæl, from the river name Lune + dæl ‘valley’. This ancient British river name is the same as in the first element in Lancaster, through which city the river runs.

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

Similar surnames: Dinsdale, Langdale, Teesdale, Drysdale, Ragsdale, Coverdale, Dugdale

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Lonsdale Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lonsdale name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lonsdale. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lonsdale Family Origin

Where is the Lonsdale family from?

Lonsdale Family Occupations

What did your Lonsdale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lonsdale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Lonsdale's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lonsdale family was Actor. Farmer, Keeps House and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lonsdale.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Keeping House

  • Actor


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

Lonsdale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Lonsdale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lonsdale 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lonsdale. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lonsdale. For the veterans among your Lonsdale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lonsdale Life Expectancy

What is the average Lonsdale lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lonsdale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lonsdale in 1956 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lonsdale 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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