In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the langden surname lived in the villages of Langdon or Longdon which had several locations around England
. This place-name literally refers to an area that was known for a long hill.
Early Origins of the langden family
The surname langden was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the langden family
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langden Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like langden are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name langden include: Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.
Early Notables of the langden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langden family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name langden or a variant listed above:
langden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Langden, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- Peter Langden, who landed in Virginia in 1623 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
langden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Langden was a collector of Greenwich Hospital dues in Little St. Lawrence in 1810
- Charles Langden was a planter in Twillingate in 1820
langden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Samuel Langden U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
langden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Langden from Penton, England, was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1822 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0