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Langan Family History

Langan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin ‘descendant of Longán’ a personal name probably derived from long ‘tall’ or perhaps from a homonymous long ‘ship’ (and so originally a byname for a seafarer). Sometimes Leonard is used as an equivalent.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mangan, Lanigan, Logan, Hannan, Gargan, Lanagan, Pagan, Langen

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Where is the Langan family from?

You can see how Langan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Langan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 161 Langan families living in Lancashire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Langan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Langan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Langan. 25% of Langan men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Langan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langan were Motor Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Farm Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Motor Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Langan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Langan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Langan. For the veterans among your Langan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langan lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Langan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Langan in 1948 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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