Lancaster Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Lancaster Name Meaning: Originates from the town in Lascashire which is named after the river 'Lune' and also comprises of the Anglo-Saxon 'ceaster' meaning 'Roman settlement/fort'.

Taken from the place name Lancaster, given to someone who came from this place or had ancestry their.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Lancaster Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Lancaster family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 202
Female Servant 144
Independent 100
Cotton Weaver 78
Farmer 73
Male Servant 61
Labourer 56
Weaver 36
Shoe Maker 26
Carpenter 19
Tailor 18
Cotton Power Loom Weaver 16
Independant 14
Lace Maker 13
Dress Maker 13
Joiner 13
Gardener 12
Butcher 12
Apprentice 11
Laundress 11
Blacksmith 10
Ag Labourer 10
Wool Comber 10
Ag Lab 9
Spinner 9

Lancaster Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Lancaster 100% 54,442
2 Lancester 89% 538

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The surname Lancaster is the most popular version of all its varients

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