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Where did the German langendorff family come from? What is the German langendorff family crest and coat of arms? When did the langendorff family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the langendorff family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Langendorf, Langsdorf, Langendorff, Langsdorff and many more.

First found in East Prussia, where the name came from distinguished beginnings and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was anciently Lorentz.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langendorff research. Another 256 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1632 is included under the topic Early langendorff History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early langendorff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

langendorff Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Peter Langendorff, who arrived in New York in 1781

langendorff Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Henry Langendorff, who arrived in Illinois sometime between 1864 and 1900

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The langendorff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langendorff 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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