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Langen Family History

Langen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Lingen, Langel, Vangen, Laugen, Tannen, Tangen, Lande, Ranger, Haagen

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Where is the Langen family from?

You can see how Langen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Langen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Langen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Langen's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Langen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Langen. 20% of Langen men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Langen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langen were Truck Driver and Operator.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Packer
    10%
  • School Teacher
    10%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Langen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Langen. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Langen. For the veterans among your Langen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Langen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Langen in 1945 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

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