langdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the langdon name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided 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 langdon family

The surname langdon 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 langdon family

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langdon Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name langdon include Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.

Early Notables of the langdon family (pre 1700)

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United States langdon migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name langdon or a variant listed above:

langdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Benjamin Langdon, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1678 [2]
  • Tobias Langdon, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1686 [2]
langdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kathleen Langdon, who settled in Virginia in 1705
  • Thomas Langdon, aged 46, who arrived in New York in 1719 [2]
  • John Langdon, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • John Langdon, who arrived in New York in 1797 [2]
langdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret and Thomas Langdon, who settled in Boston in 1820
  • Martin Langdon, who landed in New York in 1822 [2]
  • James Langdon was a planter in Seal Cove in 1871
  • George Langdon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]

Canada langdon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

langdon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Langdon, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • David Langdon, who settled in Merritt's Harbour in 1858
  • William Langdon was a planter at Grole, Newfoundland in 1871 [3]

Australia langdon migration to Australia +

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

langdon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Langdon, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]
  • Miss Jane Langdon, (b. 1833), aged 21, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [5]
  • Miss Rebecca Langdon, (b. 1835), aged 19, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [5]
  • William Hoskin Langdon, aged 29, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • Ann Jane Langdon, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

New Zealand langdon 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:

langdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Langdon, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Leigh
  • Thomas Langdon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albemarle" in 1862
  • Charles F. Langdon, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Emma S. Langdon, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Langdon, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name langdon (post 1700) +

  • John Langdon (1741-1819), American politician from New Hampshire, and one of the first two United States senators from that state, Governor of New Hampshire
  • Trajan Shaka Langdon (b. 1976), American professional basketball player
  • Sue Ane Langdon (b. 1936), award-winning retired American actress
  • Steve J. Langdon (b. 1948), American anthropologist
  • Harry Philmore Langdon (1884-1944), American comedian
  • Ned W. Langdon, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Jack Langdon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948 [6]
  • George Langdon, American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1878-79 [6]
  • Francis E. Langdon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1926, 1934 [6]
  • Francis E. Langdon, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 24th District, 1887-88 [6]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. 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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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