De lange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name De lange belongs to the early history of France, in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency at Longueuil, in Normandy.

Early Origins of the De lange family

The surname De lange was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family established itself in early times.

One of the first records of the name was Guillaume Longue-Épée (c. 893-942), also known as William Longsword. He was the second ruler of Normandy, from 927 until his assassination in 942 when he was ambushed and killed by followers of Arnulf while at a peace conference to settle their differences. He was son of the Viking Rollo (c.846-930), the first ruler of Normandy.

Early History of the De lange family

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De lange Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name De lange, including Delong, DeLong, Delon, Long, Lelong, Longin, Longet, Longuet, Longuay, Longueuil, Longeau, Longueau, Longeaux, Longueaux, Longeaud, Longaud, Longeret, Longueret and many more.

Early Notables of the De lange family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Richard Olivier de Longueuil, a French prelate, who was ordered by the pope to oversee the trial of Jeanne d'Arc, and...
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De lange World Ranking

In France, the name De lange is the 5,424th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name De lange is ranked the 70th most popular surname with an estimated 12,919 people with that name. [2] And in South Africa, the name De lange is the 339th popular surname with an estimated 20,049 people with that name. [3]


United States De lange migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the De lange surname were

De lange Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Josef Pablo Juan Delange, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1797 [4]
De lange Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius P DeLange, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [4]
  • Johannes Pieter DeLange, aged 50, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name De lange (post 1700) +

  • J. Brad DeLange, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 2004
  • Eddie DeLange (1904-1949), American bandleader and lyricist, inducted into The National Academy of Popular Music’s Songwriters Hall of Fame (1989)
  • François Delange (1935-2007), Belgian physician and researcher who contributed to thyroid research

Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. Sylvain Pierre Delange (1961-1996), aged 35, from Paris, France, French artist flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [5]
  • Mr. Sylvain Pierre Delange (1961-1996), aged 35, from Paris, France, French artist flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [5]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/south-africa/surnames
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm


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