Langston Family History

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Langston Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Langstone in Devon and Hampshire, named with Old English lang ‘long’, ‘tall’ + stan ‘stone’, i.e. a menhir.

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

Similar surnames: Langton, Langdon, Hingston, Kingston, Laughton, Easton, Winston

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Langston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Langston name?

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


  • Norway


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Langston Family Origin

Where is the Langston family from?

Langston Family Occupations

What did your Langston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langston. The most common Langston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Langston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Langston family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Langston Historical Records

What Langston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Langston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langston 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Langston. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Langston. For the veterans among your Langston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Langston Life Expectancy

What is the average Langston lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Langston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Langston in 1943 was 24, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Langston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Langston 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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