Langdom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Langdom 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 Langdom family

The surname Langdom was first found in Cornwall where "the manor of Grimscott, [in the parish of Launcells] which is now divided into small tenements, was formerly the property of the Langdons." [1]

Early History of the Langdom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Langdom research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Langdom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Langdom 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 Langdom 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 Langdom include: Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.

Early Notables of the Langdom family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Langdom family

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 Langdom or a variant listed above: Thomas Landon who settled in Maryland in 1775; John Langdon settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Kathleen Langdon settled in Virginia in 1705; Margaret and Thomas Langdon settled in Boston in 1820.



  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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