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Lehane Family History

Lehane Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin ‘descendant of Liathán’ a personal name from a diminutive of liath ‘gray’. Dutch: nickname for a conceited person or a dandy from haan ‘cock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lean, Keane, Behan, Deane, Shane, Devane, Lohan, Legate, Leone

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Where is the Lehane family from?

You can see how Lehane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lehane families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 23 Lehane families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Lehane's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lehane families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lehane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lehane ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lehane. 50% of Lehane men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Lehane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehane were Builders Labourer Very Heavy Wk and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer Very Heavy Wk
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
  • Domestic Servant
    9%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lehane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lehane. For the veterans among your Lehane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehane lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lehane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lehane in 1956 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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