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lang is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered long or tall. The name occurs in Old English charters as early as 972 A.D, as Aetheric thes langa. Of the many surnames in England, the surname lang is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname lang could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

lang Early Origins



The surname lang was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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lang Spelling Variations


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lang Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lang were recorded, including Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng and others.

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lang Early History


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lang Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lang research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1394, and 1467 are included under the topic Early lang History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lang Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lang Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lang Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lang In Ireland


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lang In Ireland



Some of the lang family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lang family emigrate to North America:

lang Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Lang, came to Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1620

lang Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abm Lang, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Eke Lang, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hans Wolf Lang, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Lang, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Morits Lang, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lang Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Lang, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Ob Lang, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1812
  • Oh Lang, who landed in Virginia in 1812
  • Abraham Lang, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Beltran Lang, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lang Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lina Lang, who arrived in America in 1934

lang Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Lang U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]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

lang Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Robertson Lang, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Barbara Lang arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839
  • John Lang arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840
  • George Lang arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Lang arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lang Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Lang, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • James Lang, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Harry Lang arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name lang (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lang (post 1700)



  • Archie Lang (1920-2016), American actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Blow Out (1981) and Dream Lover (1993)
  • William S. Lang, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • William E. Lang, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1932
  • William C. Lang, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 16th District, 1948
  • Ted Lang, American Republican politician, Chair of Edgar County Republican Party, 2002
  • T. D. Lang, American politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1876
  • Sherburn Lang (b. 1858), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1921; Member of Vermont State Senate from Caledonia County, 1923
  • Scott W. Lang, American politician, Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 2006-11
  • Sandra Lang, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Robert A. Lang, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Eau Claire County 1st District; Elected 1902
  • ... (Another 64 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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lang Historic Events


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lang Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Benjamin Lang, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Flight 191

  • Mrs. Lang, American passenger from Barrington, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Halifax Explosion

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Hugh Lang (1921-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. John Lang (1916-1941), Australian Able Seaman from East Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Patrick Lang (b. 1920), Scottish Stoker 2nd Class from Scotland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Robert Gage Somers Lang, British Captain, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Fang Lang, aged 26, Chinese Third Class passenger from Hong Kong who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 14

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Suggested Readings for the name lang


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Suggested Readings for the name lang



  • The Lang, Meyer, Longtin, Goussett Lines by Gloria Lang Smethers.

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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The lang Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lang 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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