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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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Clerk In Store


In 1880, a less common occupation for the Langhorne family was Clerk In Store. 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.

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