Langlois last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Langlois is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Langlois.

Meaning of Langlois

A French occupational surname referring to a native English speaker or one who speaks English well.

Langlois, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Langlois surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Langlois in America

Langlois is the 4719th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Langlois surname appeared 7,513 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 people would have the surname Langlois.

We can also compare 2010 data for Langlois to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 4719 4459 5.67%
Count 7,513 7,325 2.53%
Proportion per 100k 2.55 2.72 -6.45%

The history of the last name Langlois

The surname Langlois originated in France and dates back to the early Middle Ages. It is derived from the Old French "l'Anglois," meaning "the Englishman." This suggests that the name was originally given as a nickname to someone who had connections to England, or who possibly spoke English.

One of the earliest recorded mentions of the Langlois name can be found in the Domesday Book of 1086, which was a survey of landowners commissioned by William the Conqueror after the Norman conquest of England. This suggests that the name may have been brought to England by Norman settlers during this time period.

The name Langlois can also be traced back to various regions of France, including Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley. In these areas, the name may have been associated with specific towns or villages, such as Langlois-sur-Mer or Langlois-en-Beauce.

Among the notable individuals with the surname Langlois throughout history are:

  1. Nicolas Langlois (1640-1703), a French Catholic priest and historian who wrote extensively about the history of Normandy.

  2. S├ębastien Langlois (1701-1776), a French engraver and printmaker known for his portraits and religious works.

  3. Eustache Hyacinthe Langlois (1777-1837), a French painter and lithographer who specialized in landscapes and genre scenes.

  4. Victor Langlois (1829-1868), a French poet and writer who was part of the Parnassian literary movement.

  5. Charles-Victor Langlois (1863-1929), a French historian and philologist who made significant contributions to the study of medieval literature and manuscripts.

Over the centuries, the Langlois surname has undergone various spelling variations, including Langloix, Langloys, and Langloix. These variations often reflected regional dialects and the evolution of language over time.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Langlois

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Langlois.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Langlois was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 92.95% 6,983
Non-Hispanic Black Only 1.98% 149
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.60% 45
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.20% 15
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 1.56% 117
Hispanic Origin 2.72% 204

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Langlois has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 92.95% 94.92% -2.10%
Black 1.98% 1.26% 44.44%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.60% 0.42% 35.29%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.20% 0.33% -49.06%
Two or More Races 1.56% 1.24% 22.86%
Hispanic 2.72% 1.83% 39.12%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Langlois was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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