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The ancestry of the name langdell dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Langdale in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). langdell 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.

langdell Early Origins



The surname langdell 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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langdell Spelling Variations


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langdell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name langdell have been found, including Langdale, Langdall and others.

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langdell Early History


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langdell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langdell research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1773, 1598 and 1661 are included under the topic Early langdell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langdell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langdell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langdell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name langdell, or a variant listed above:

langdell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Livermore Langdell, who arrived in New England in 1746

langdell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Langdell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Langdell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name langdell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langdell (post 1700)



  • Ralph E. Langdell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1952, 1956, 1960
  • Christopher Columbus Langdell (1826-1906), American teacher of law

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The langdell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langdell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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