langan 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. langan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.
Early Origins of the langan family
The surname langan 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.
Important Dates for the langan family
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langan Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname langan were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.
Early Notables of the langan family (pre 1700)
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langan migration to the United States
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the langan family in North America:
Typical langan Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
langan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Laurence Langan, an 'enforced emigrant' from Ireland, who arrived in America in 1743
langan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Langan, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1808
- William Langan, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1808 
- Pat Langan, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1854 
- John Langan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866
- John Langan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 
langan migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
langan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Cornelius Langan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
- George Langan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
Contemporary Notables of the name langan (post 1700)
- Glenn Langan (1917-1991), American actor from California
- Philip Langan, American college administrator and sports writer
- Tom Langan, American television producer and writer
- R. C. Langan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916 
- Josie Langan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 
- Joseph N. Langan, American politician, Mayor of Mobile, Alabama, 1956, 1958, 1960 
- John Langan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1920 
- Helen Langan, American Democrat politician, Vice-chair of Utah Democratic Party, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2008 
- George P. Langan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cairo, Illinois, 1937-77 (acting, 1937-39) 
- Ambrose Langan, American politician, Mayor of Pittston, Pennsylvania, 1929-35 
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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