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Where did the English lang family come from? What is the English lang family crest and coat of arms? When did the lang family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lang family history?lang is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered long or tall. The name occurs in Old English charters as early as 972 A.D, as Aetheric thes langa. Of the many surnames in England, the surname lang is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname lang could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lang were recorded, including Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lang research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1394, and 1467 are included under the topic Early lang History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early lang Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the lang family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lang family emigrate to North America:
lang Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
lang Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
lang Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
lang Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The lang Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lang Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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