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Lankford Name Meaning

English: apparently a variant of Langford .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Langford, Lanford, Lansford, Blanford, Banford, Handford, Sanford

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Where is the Lankford family from?

You can see how Lankford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lankford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lankford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Lankford families living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lankford's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Lankford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lankford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lankford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lankford. 25% of Lankford men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Lankford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lankford were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Lankford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lankford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lankford. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Lankford. For the veterans among your Lankford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lankford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lankford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lankford in 1943 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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