Langham Family History

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Langham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, as for example those in Dorset, Norfolk, Rutland, and Suffolk, were named from Old English lang ‘long’ + ham ‘homestead’, ‘enclosure’; but one in Essex is recorded in Domesday Book as Laingaham, from Old English Lahhingaham ‘homestead of the people of Lahha’, and one in Lincolnshire originally had as its second element Old Norse holmr ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Ingham, Dunham, Bingham, Canham, Clapham, Lapham, Latham, Kingham

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Langham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Langham name?

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


  • Benin/Togo


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Langham Family Origin

Where is the Langham family from?

Langham Family Occupations

What did your Langham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Langham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Langham's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Langham family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Langham.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


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

Langham Historical Records

What Langham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Langham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Langham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Langham. For the veterans among your Langham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Langham Life Expectancy

What is the average Langham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Langham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Langham in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Langham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Langham 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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