Langley Family History

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Langley Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang ‘long’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’; or a topographic name with the same meaning. English: from the Old Norse female personal name Langlíf, composed of the elements lang ‘long’ + líf ‘life’. Americanized spelling of French Langlais.

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

Similar surnames: Lindley, Hanley, Manley, Langner, Lawley, Hansley, Bagley, Hagley

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Langley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Langley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Langley. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Langley Family Origin

Where is the Langley family from?

Langley Family Occupations

What did your Langley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Langley family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langley. The most common Langley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Langley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Langley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 238,000 census records available for the last name Langley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langley 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Langley. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Langley. For the veterans among your Langley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Langley Life Expectancy

What is the average Langley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Langley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Langley in 1944 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Langley 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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