langdul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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langdul is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Langdale in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). langdul 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.
Early Origins of the langdul family
The surname langdul 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. 
Important Dates for the langdul family
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langdul Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the langdul family name include Langdale, Langdall and others.
Early Notables of the langdul family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Alban Langdale or Langdaile ( fl. 1532-1580), an English Roman Catholic churchman and author; Sir Marmaduke Langdale (1598-1661), a Royalist...
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Migration of the langdul family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the langdul surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Langdale settled in Barbados in 1669.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.