Langton Family History

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Langton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called from Old English lang ‘long’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. (Langton in County Durham, however, has the same etymology as Langdon).

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

Similar surnames: Langdon, Langston, Longton, Manton, Linton, Layton, Laughton, Kington

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Langton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Langton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Langton Family Origin

Where is the Langton family from?

Langton Family Occupations

What did your Langton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Langton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Langton's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langton. A less common occupation for the Langton family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Langton Historical Records

What Langton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Langton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langton 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Langton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Langton. For the veterans among your Langton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Langton Life Expectancy

What is the average Langton lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Langton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Langton in 1953 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Langton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Langton 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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