Origins Available: English
There have long been several places named Langham in Britain: there is a village so named in Rutland that dates back to before the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
, as does the village of Langham in North Essex
, which was a Saxon settlement. There was also a Langham in Norfolk
. It is most likely that the surname langem was originally born by someone who hailed from one of these villages.
Early Origins of the langem family
The surname langem was first found in Suffolk
where the family name was first referenced in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as William de Langham. The same rolls lists Henry de Longeham in Lincolnshire; and Dionis de Langham in Norfolk
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Subsidy Rolls
of 1327 lists William of Langham in Leicestershire
. The name is thought to have meant "homestead of the family" or "followers of a man called Lahha." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the family were found at Elkington in Northamptonshire since the early days. "This parish, through which passes the Grand Union canal, comprises 1868 acres of a moderately productive soil, the property of the Earl Spencer and the Langham family. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the langem family
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langem Spelling Variations
langem has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Langham, Langam, Langum, Langhan, Langhen, Langholm and many more.
Early Notables of the langem family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Cardinal Simon de Langham (c.1310-1376), Lord Chancellor of England
in 1363 and Archbishop of Canterbury in 1366, he fell foul of Edward III later, and lived out the rest of his life in Avignon, France; Sir John Langham, 1st Baronet
(1584-1671), an English politician who... Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the langem family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first langems to arrive on North American shores: Christopher Langham, who arrived in New York in 1633; Phillip Langham, who came to Virginia in 1658; and Francis Langham, who came to Barbados in 1664..
The langem Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec sinit esse feros
Motto Translation: Education does not suffer them to be brutal.