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Origins of the Lanahan surname

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About the Lanahans

We have a total number of 1982 records for people with the last name Lanahan.

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Where do most Lanahans live?

In 1921, most Lanahans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lanahans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 163 records for the Lanahan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1924.

Who were Lanahans most likely to marry?

Mc Lanahans



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What are the most common Lanahan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Lanahans

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

Common Female occupations for Lanahans in 1921
School Teacher


Cotton Drawer


Elementary Schoolmistress


Jute Batcher




Common Male occupations for Lanahans in 1921
Wool Comr


Boiler Makers Holden Ap


Cloth Weaver


Farm Hands




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