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Langford Family History

Langford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called with Old English lang ‘long’ + ford ‘ford’ such as Langford (Bedfordshire Nottinghamshire Essex Norfolk).

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


Similar surnames: Lansford, Lanford, Lunsford, Hansford, Hanford, Linford, Ledford

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Where is the Langford family from?

You can see how Langford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Langford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 24 Langford families living in Georgia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Langford's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Langford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Langford. 23% of Langford men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Langford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langford were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 172,000 census records available for the last name Langford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langford 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Langford. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Langford. For the veterans among your Langford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langford lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Langford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Langford in 1946 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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