The name langbridge first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset
. langbridge is a habitation
name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the langbridge family
The surname langbridge was first found in Somerset
at Langridge, a civil parish and small village that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Lancheris. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "long ridge," from the Old English words "lang" + hrycg." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
St Mary Magdalene's Church at Langridge dates back to the 12th century. "The church is an ancient structure with a square tower, and consists of a nave and chancel, between which is a highly-enriched Norman arch; there is a Norman arch of plainer character in the south porch. In rebuilding the rectoryhouse a few years since, several coffins and skulls, and a silver-mounted battle-axe, were discovered." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. "The Langridges of Sussex appear to be indigenous to that county, and the name De Langrigg is found there in the 14th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Langbridge Manor is a manor house on the Isle of Wight. It is related to Ashey manor (also on the Isle of Wight) as it seems that both were granted in the early 13th century. As of 1912, it was the property of Mr. Edward Carter, who purchased it in 1906.
Early History of the langbridge family
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langbridge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name langbridge has appeared include Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.
Early Notables of the langbridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langbridge family to Ireland
Some of the langbridge family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the langbridge family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name langbridge arrived in North America very early: Robert Langredge, who settled in Barbados in 1634; as well as John Langridge, who settled with his wife Lydia and two children in New York in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name langbridge (post 1700)
- Charles Langbridge Morgan (1894-1958), English-born playwright and novelist, son of Sir Charles Langbridge Morgan
- Sir Charles Langbridge Morgan CBE (1855-1940), British civil engineer from Worcester, but originally from Gloucestershire and Devon ; he married Mary Watkins in Australia
- Rosamond Grant Langbridge (1880-1964), Irish novelist, playwright and poet from Glenalla, County Donegal
- Charles Langbridge Morgan (1894-1958), English playwright and novelist awarded the Legion of Honour in 1936