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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lanham

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Alt. Meaning

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lanham

His military service ended in 1954. Charles was born on September 14th, 1902 in Washington, D.C. He left this life on July 20th, 1978.


Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham was a Governor of Texas. His most notable accomplishments were from 1903 to 1907. Samuel was born on July 4th, 1846 in South Carolina. He died on July 29th, 1908.


Cheryl Lanham Arguile is a historical fiction, historical mystery, and romance novel writer. Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Lanham on November 10th, 1948 in Richwood, West Virginia, United States.


Fritz was born on January 3rd, 1880. He died on July 31st, 1965.


Robert was born in 1971.


Henderson Lovelace Lanham was a congressman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 1957. Henderson was born on September 14th, 1888 in Rome, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1957.


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Popularity of Lanham as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lanham U.S.
  White 90.13% 64.26%
  African American 4.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lanham

People with the last name Lanham are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lanham

  • How Popular is the name Lanham? Lanham is the 80,544th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lanham was the 3,513th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lanham have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Lanham in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lanham? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lanham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lanham is Thursday, February 17th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Lanham born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lanham was in 1907 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lanham: Your name in reverse order is Mahnal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nmalha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lanham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,170 people with the last name Lanham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lanham? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Lanham as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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