The lineage of the name langdown begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 langdown family
The surname langdown 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 langdown family
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langdown Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name langdown has undergone many spelling variations
, including Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.
Early Notables of the langdown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langdown family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
langdown Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Langdown, who settled in Nipper's Harbour in 1842
- Charles Langdown, who settled in Jackson's Arm, Newfoundland in 1858 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
Contemporary Notables of the name langdown (post 1700)
- Peggy Langdown, English political candidate for Ticehurst and Etchingham in the 2011 Rother District Council election
- Tony Langdown, English political candidate for Oldfield in the 2007 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council election
- Maxwell Langdown, English poet from Dorset, known for co-writing the Country music hit "Always One Redneck Away From Loving You"
- Stephen Langdown (b. 1992), Singapore Marital Arts competitor