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Lanier Genealogy & History

Lanier is an English, French, and Dutch surname, derived from the Old French word laine, which means wool; thus originally Lanier was an occupational name for someone who worked in the wool trade, specifically as a maker of wool cloth. English Lanier family history dates to feudal times in Huntingdonshire, where the family owned an estate. Lanier genealogy includes the spelling variations of Laneir, Lanyer, Layner, and Leyner, and the first variant in the New World was Temperance Laner in Virginia in 1652, followed by John Lanier in 1657. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tennessee Williams' birth name was Thomas Lanier.

Lanier Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Lanier-- --, 1909September ,1982GA
Bailey Lanier-- --, 1918September 20,1994NC
Calvin Lanier-- --, 1924January 6,2008VA
Daisy Lanier-- --, 1927October ,1982NC

Lanier Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Ealie Lanier-- --, 1910May ,1972Philadelphia,PA
Fair Lanier-- --, 1897May ,1974Atlanta,GA
Gail Lanier-- --, 1956May 16,1998San Francisco,CA
H Marvin Lanier-- --, 1927February ,1992Gaston,SC

Lanier Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Benjamin LanierDeborah FaraoneApril 30,1983Wake, NC
Clayton LanierDean PigfordJune 21,1980Wake, NC
David LanierGrace JarmanSeptember 22,1974Wake, NC
Edwin LanierCarolyn ThompsonAugust 19,1967Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Lanier

1492nd: Nowak1493rd: Laird
1494th: Bauman1495th: Thorpe
1496th: Abel1497th: Schwarz
1498th: Munson1499th: Tidwell
1500th: Pelletier1501st: Brand

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