The langdal name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Langdale in Westmorland
(now part of Cumbria). langdal 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 langdal family
The surname langdal was first found in Westmorland
at either Great and Little Langdale or at Langdale. The Lords of Langdale held the manor of Langdale in the hundred
of Pickering since before the time of King John. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the langdal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langdal research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1773, 1532, 1580, 1598, 1661, 1658, 1661, 1661 and 1703 are included under the topic Early langdal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
langdal Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name langdal has undergone many spelling variations
, including Langdale, Langdall and others.
Early Notables of the langdal family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Alban Langdale or Langdaile ( fl.
1532-1580), an English Roman Catholic churchman and author; Sir Marmaduke Langdale (1598-1661), a Royalist... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langdal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the langdal family to Ireland
Some of the langdal family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the langdal family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name langdal were among those contributors: Robert Langdale settled in Barbados in 1669.