Langdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Langdale comes from the family having resided in the region of Langdale in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). Langdale 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 Langdale family

The surname Langdale 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. [1]

Early History of the Langdale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Langdale research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1773, 1532, 1580, 1598, 1661, 1658, 1661, 1661 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Langdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Langdale Spelling Variations

Langdale has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Langdale, Langdall and others.

Early Notables of the Langdale 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...
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United States Langdale migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Langdales to arrive on North American shores:

Langdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Langdale, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]
Langdale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Duke Langdale, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]
Langdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R Langdale, who landed in San Francisco California in 1851 [2]

Australia Langdale migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Langdale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Langdale, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 30th June 1845, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Island) [3]

New Zealand Langdale migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Langdale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Langdale, aged 27, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [4]

West Indies Langdale migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Langdale Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Robert Langdale, who settled in Barbados in 1669

Contemporary Notables of the name Langdale (post 1700) +

  • Douglas "Doug"' Langdale (b. 1969), American screenwriter, producer and actor
  • George Richmond Langdale OBE (1916-2002), English schoolmaster, writer on mathematics and an English cricketer
  • Pascal Langdale (b. 1973), stage name of Pascal Langlois, an English actor and voice actor
  • Philip Langdale (b. 1815), of Houghton Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire, English peer; he died without issue
  • Jane Alison Langdale FRS (b. 1960), English Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at The Queen's College, Oxford
  • Marmaduke Langdale (1771-1777), 5th Baron Langdale of Holme, English peer
  • Marmaduke Langdale (1718-1771), 4th Baron Langdale of Holme, English peer
  • Marmaduke Langdale (1703-1718), 3rd Baron Langdale of Holme, English peer
  • Prof. Jane Alison Langdale C.B.E., F.R.S., (b. 1960), British Professorial Research Fellow for the Department of Plant Sciences at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Plant Science [6]
  • Charles Langdale (1787-1868), born Charles Stourton, British politician, Roman Catholic layman, and biographer; he assumed his mother's maiden name when Philip Langdale died
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th May 2022).
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
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  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook
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