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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. langen originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.

langen Early Origins



The surname langen was first found in Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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langen Spelling Variations


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langen Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the langen family name include Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.

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langen Early History


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langen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langen research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1689 and 1758 are included under the topic Early langen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early langen 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name langen to North America:

langen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Langen, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1777
  • William Langen, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777

langen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Langen, who landed in America in 1837
  • Franziska Langen, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Bern Jos Heinr Langen, who landed in America in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name langen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langen (post 1700)



  • Odin Elsford Stanley Langen (1913-1976), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 67th District, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1959-71
  • Albert Langen, German publisher who founded the highly influential satirical journal "Simplicissmus" in 1869

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The langen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langen 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 16:13.

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