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Origins of the Lanaghan surname

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About the Lanaghans

We have a total number of 926 records for people with the last name Lanaghan.

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Where do most Lanaghans live?

In 1921, most Lanaghans lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Lanaghans

How common is your surname?

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We have 597 records for the Lanaghan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were Lanaghans most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Lanaghans.

What are the most common Lanaghan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Lanaghan family members

Common jobs for Lanaghans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lanaghans in 1921


Coal Trimmer's Daur


Cotton Spinner


Cotton Weaver


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Lanaghans in 1921
Coal Trimmer


General Labourer


Coal Mine Trammer Belowground


Coal Miner


Able Seaman


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