Langhorne Family History

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Langhorne Name Meaning

Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning. English: nickname from Middle English lang, long ‘long’ + horn ‘horn’, with various possible applications; it could have denoted a horn blower or possibly a cuckhold, or it may have referred to some physical characteristic; there is some suggestion that horn in some names may mean ‘head’ or otherwise ‘phallus’. Danish: habitational name from Langhorn. Dutch: nickname for someone with long ears.

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

Similar surnames: Hawthorne, Langford, Longshore, Langdon, Longmore, Langton, Langhoff

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Langhorne Family Origin

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Langhorne Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langhorne. The most common Langhorne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Langhorne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Langhorne family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Clerk In Store


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Langhorne Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Langhorne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Langhorne in 1957 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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