Lanier Family History

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Lanier Name Meaning

French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’. French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus). French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon. French and Dutch: nickname for a lazy, slow, timid, or cowardly person, from Old French lanier, lenier.

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

Similar surnames: Manier, Mander, Lander, Lavier, Laier, Panter, Larmer, Ranger, Laufer

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Lanier Family Origin

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Lanier Family Occupations

What did your Lanier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Charretier and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lanier. 13% of Lanier men worked as a Charretier and 40% of Lanier women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanier were Merchant and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Charretier
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Servante
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lanier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Lanier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanier 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lanier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Lanier. For the veterans among your Lanier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanier Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lanier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lanier in 1942 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanier 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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