Lyness Family History

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Lyness Name Meaning

Northern English and Irish: in part at least, probably a variant spelling of Lines. It was taken to County Armagh, Ireland, in the 17th century and is now found chiefly in counties Antrim and Down, where it is sometimes used for Mac Aleenan.

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


Similar surnames: Lavers, Hynes, Lynch, Ness, Dyess, Anness, Less, Mynes, Lykes, Lyne

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Lyness Family Origin

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Lyness Family Occupations

What did your Lyness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lyness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Lyness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lyness family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyness.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Boiler Maker

    9%
  • Farming

    9%

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

Lyness Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lyness Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyness lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lyness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lyness in 1954 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyness 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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