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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 langer is derived from the Old German word "lang," which means "long," and it was a nickname for a very tall person.

langer Early Origins



The surname langer 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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langer Spelling Variations


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langer Spelling Variations



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

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langer Early History


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langer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langer 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 langer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langer 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 langer 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:

langer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Langer, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1636

langer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Langer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Richard Langer arrived in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Reichard Langer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Reighart Langer, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1748

langer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Langer, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Henry Langer, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Maria Langer, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1862
  • John Langer, who landed in Texas in 1890
  • Eduard Langer, who arrived in Chile in 1896

langer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fritz Langer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • Edward Langer, who landed in Wisconsin in 1915
  • Anton Langer, who landed in Wisconsin in 1925
  • Mary Hines Langer, who landed in Wisconsin in 1925

langer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacque Langer, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name langer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langer (post 1700)



  • Oscar E. Langer, American politician, Representative from New York 6th District, 1896
  • John F. Langer Jr., American politician, Mayor of Eureka, California, 1950-51
  • Frank J. Langer, American politician, Member of North Dakota State Legislature, 1889
  • Carol Langer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 6th District, 1966
  • Susanne Knauth Langer (1895-1985), American philosopher
  • Bernhard Langer (b. 1957), German professional golfer, winner of the 1985 Masters Tournament, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (2001)
  • Justin Langer (b. 1970), Australian cricketer
  • Allan "Alfie" Langer AM (b. 1966), Australian former multi-award-winning rugby league footballer
  • Eli Langer (b. 1967), Canadian visual artist
  • Ellen Jane Langer (b. 1947), Professor of psychology at Harvard University

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The langer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langer 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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