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lancon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. lancon originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.

Early Origins of the lancon family


The surname lancon was first found in Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lancon family


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lancon Spelling Variations


People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname lancon that are preserved in archival documents are Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.

Early Notables of the lancon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lancon family to the New World and Oceana


Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name lancon to North America:

lancon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andre Lancon, who emigrated to New York from St. Claude, France in 1919
  • Elise Lancon, who emigrated to New York from St. Claude, France in 1919
  • Yvonne Lancon, who emigrated to New York from St. Claude, France in 1919
  • Louise Lancon, who emigrated to New York from Lyon, France in 1910

Contemporary Notables of the name lancon (post 1700)


  • Burt Jude Lancon (b. 1960), American pair skater who won the silver medal at the 1982 United States Figure Skating Championships
  • Philippe Lançon (b. 1963), French journalist working for the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo who was wounded in the terrorist attack on 7 January 2015

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