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Multiple Origins for the Surname lange



The family name emerged in the old duchy of Saxony, which existed from the 9th to the 12th centuries. A common form of surname found in Lower Saxony are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name lange is derived from the Old German word "lang," which means "long," and it was a nickname for a very tall person.

lange Early Origins



The surname lange was first found in Lueneburg, in the Dukedom of Brunswick, where this family contributed to the local society. The family became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

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lange Spelling Variations


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lange Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lange, Langer, Lang, Langen and others.

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lange Early History


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lange Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lange research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1567, 1184, 1519, 1350, 1733, 1711, 1), , 1764, 1835, 1824, 1828, 1875, 1848 and 1930 are included under the topic Early lange History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lange Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lange Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Samuel Gotthold Lange (1711-81), who was a poet and translator. The knight Karl Heinrich von Lang (1764-1835) was a German historian and private secretary to the Prussian statesman...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lange Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lange Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johann Lange came to St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Lange, aged 22, arrived in St Christopher in 1635

lange Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michael Lange, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Conrad Lange came to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • John G Lange, who landed in New York, NY in 1750
  • Georg Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lange Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A L Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Joh Henr Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Gertd Hinr Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • John Philip Lange, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Johann Godfried Lange, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lange Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Christian Lange came to Canada in 1738

lange Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • C W Lange, who arrived in Quebec in 1854

lange Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Johann Lange arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Fritz Lange arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name lange (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lange (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Otto Frederick Lange (1891-1965), American Assistant G-3, Army Ground Forces (1943-1944)
  • Michael Lange (b. 1950), American television director and record producer
  • Johnny Lange (1905-2006), American songwriter, author and publisher
  • Hope Elise Ross Lange (1933-2003), award-winning American stage, film, and television actress
  • Andrew E. Lange (1957-2010), American astrophysicist, shared the Balzan Prize in observational astronomy and astrophysics in 2006
  • Roger Lange, American politician, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado, 2007-09
  • Ronald H. Lange, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 2nd Circuit, 1968
  • Tom Lange, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000
  • Walter Lange, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964
  • Werner J. Lange, American politician, Representative from Ohio, 1986, 1992
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name lange


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Suggested Readings for the name lange



  • A Family History: Immigrant Ancestors from Ireland and Germany by George L. Williams.

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lange Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The lange Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lange Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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