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Langille Name Meaning

Altered form of French Languille: from anguille ‘eel’ with fused definite article l' a nickname related to some characteristic of this fish or a metonymic occupational name for an eel fisher.

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


Similar surnames: Langill, Faille, Glanville, Angelle, Lavelle, Lange, Landoll, Langley

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Where is the Langille family from?

You can see how Langille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langille family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Langille families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 5 Langille families living in Kansas. This was about 45% of all the recorded Langille's in USA. Kansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Langille families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langille surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Langille. 18% of Langille men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Langille women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langille were Salesman and Saleswoman. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Chambermaid
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Saleswoman
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Langille. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Langille. For the veterans among your Langille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langille lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Langille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Langille in 1962 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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