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Where did the English lange family come from? What is the English lange family crest and coat of arms? When did the lange family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lange family history?The name lange has a history dating as far back as the 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 lange is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname lange 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.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name lange have been found, including Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lange research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1394, and 1467 are included under the topic Early lange History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early lange Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the lange 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.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name lange, or a variant listed above:
lange Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
lange Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
lange Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The lange Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lange 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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