The name De langen is derived from the Old German word "lang," which means "long;" it is supposed that it may have been a
for a very tall person. There is a town of Langen in the district of Cuxhaven, in
, and the surname may have come from the place name.
and Lower Saxony.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Lang, who was the first of the Langs to arrive in the New World. He came to Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1620. Johann Lange came to St. Christopher in 1635. A number of Langs emigrated to England
and/or America in 1709.