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landon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name landon comes from when the family resided in the villages of Langdon or Longdon which had several locations around England. This place-name literally refers to an area that was known for a long hill.

Early Origins of the landon family


The surname landon was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the landon family


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landon Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname landon include Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.

Early Notables of the landon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the landon family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

landon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Landon, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

landon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Landon, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Betty Landon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mary Landon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Roger Landon, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Selenger Landon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

landon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Asa Landon U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Heman Landon Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

landon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Landon, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name landon (post 1700)


  • Alfred Mossman "Alf" Landon (1887-1987), American politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (1933-1937)
  • General Truman Hempel Landon (1905-1986), American Commander of the 4th Allied Tactical Air Force (1961-1963) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Truman Landon. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Landon/Truman_Hempel/USA.html
  • Michael Landon (1936-1991), American actor, producer and director best known for his role as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza
  • Christopher Beau Landon (b. 1975), American screenwriter
  • Jennifer Rachel Landon (b. 1983), two-time Emmy-winning American actress
  • Brigadier Arthur Henry Whittington Landon (1889-1968), Chief Administration Officer Pacific Command (1943-1945) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Arthur Landon. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Landon/Arthur_Henry_Whittington/Canada.html
  • Charles Paul Landon (1760-1826), French painter
  • Larry Landon (b. 1958), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Charles Landon Knight (1867-1933), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1924; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1921-23 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Knight. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Percival Landon Bazeley (1909-1991), Australian biotechnology and public health scientist, known or his work with Jonas Salk

Suggested Readings for the name landon


  • Landon Family History by Joy Deal Lehmann.

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Truman Landon. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Landon/Truman_Hempel/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Arthur Landon. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Landon/Arthur_Henry_Whittington/Canada.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Knight. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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