lange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name lange is derived from the Old German word "lang," which means "long;" it is supposed that it may have been a nickname for a very tall person. There is a town of Langen in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany, and the surname may have come from the place name.

Early Origins of the lange family

The surname lange was first found in border areas between the Netherlands, Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

Important Dates for the lange family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lange research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1291, 1350, 1519, 1567, 1711, 1733, 1764, 1824, 1828, 1835, 1848, and 1875 are included under the topic Early lange History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lange Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the lange family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves 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...
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lange migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lange Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Johann Lange, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Lange, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
lange Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Michael Lange, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Conrad Lange, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • John G Lange, who landed in New York, NY in 1750 [1]
  • Georg Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Joh Henr Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]
  • Gertd Hinr Lange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]
  • John Philip Lange, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Johann Godfried Lange, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lange migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lange Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Christian Lange, who settled in Canada in 1738
lange Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • C W Lange, who arrived in Quebec in 1854

lange 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:

lange Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Johann Lange, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Fritz Lange, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name lange (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Otto Frederick Lange (1891-1965), American Assistant G-3, Army Ground Forces (1943-1944) [2]
  • 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
  • Jessica Phyllis Lange (b. 1949), American stage and screen actress with 2 Academy Awards won and 6 nominations
  • Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), American photographer
  • Corinth Lange, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980 [3]
  • Albert W. Lange, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 [3]
  • Albert Lange (1801-1869), American Republican politician, U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, 1849-50; Indiana State Auditor, 1861-63; Mayor of Terre Haute, Indiana, 1863-67 [3]
  • ... (Another 42 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the lange family

Bismarck
  • Walter Lange (1918-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Karl-Heinz Lange (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Richard Charles Lange, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Otto Lange. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lange/Otto_Frederick/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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