langdel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the langdel name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Langdale in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). langdel 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 langdel family

The surname langdel 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]

Important Dates for the langdel family

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langdel 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 langdel were recorded, including Langdale, Langdall and others.

Early Notables of the langdel 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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Migration of the langdel family

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 langdel family emigrate to North America: Robert Langdale settled in Barbados in 1669.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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