Langford Family History

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Langford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named in Old English as ‘long ford’, from lang, long ‘long’ + ford ‘ford’, except for Langford in Nottinghamshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Landa or possibly land, here used in a specific sense such as ‘boundary’ or ‘district’, with the same second element.

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

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

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Langford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Langford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Langford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Langford Family Origin

Where is the Langford family from?

Langford Family Occupations

What did your Langford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Langford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Langford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Langford family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langford.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Langford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Langford Historical Records

What Langford family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Langford Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Langford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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