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Langdon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Essex, Kent, and Warwickshire, so named from Old English lang, long ‘long’ + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Langton, Langston, Longden, Lansdown, Kingdon, Lindon, Langhorne

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Where is the Langdon family from?

You can see how Langdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Langdon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 98 Langdon families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Langdon's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Langdon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langdon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Langdon. 16% of Langdon men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Langdon women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langdon were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Langdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langdon 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Langdon. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Langdon. For the veterans among your Langdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langdon lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Langdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Langdon in 1949 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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