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The Anglo-Saxon name langford comes from when the family resided in the regions of Langford which were in eight counties throughout England. langford is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

langford Early Origins



The surname langford was first found in Bedfordshire at Langford, a village and civil parish alongside the River Ivel. With multiple listings of the same village throughout England ( Bedfordshire, Essex, Nottinghamshire and as Langford Budville in Somerset), it is difficult to give a precise local for the surname's origin. However, of all of them, the village in Bedfordshire has traditionally had the highest population over the years. Some are listed in the Domesday Book as follows: Langeford, Bedfordshire; Langheforda, Essex; and Landeforde, Nottinghamshire. The place name literally means "long ford" from the Old English lang + ford. But the Nottinghamshire village could have been derived from "ford of a man called Landa" from the Old English personal name + ford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
There are other villages and parishes named Langford, in England but these are the oldest. The Cornwall local cannot be found today, but it is from this local that many of the family originated. Roger de Langford was sheriff of Cornwall in 1225. He took his surname from the parish of Marham Church. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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langford Spelling Variations


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langford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname langford include Langford, Langforde, Langfort, Longford and many more.

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langford Early History


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langford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langford research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 122 and 1229 are included under the topic Early langford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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langford In Ireland


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langford In Ireland



Some of the langford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

langford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marcie Langford came to Virginia in 1635
  • Marcie Langford, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Walter Langford, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Walter Langford came to Virginia in 1643
  • Edward Langford, who landed in Maryland in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kather Langford, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • Thomas Langford, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1775

langford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tom Langford, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • James Langford, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • William Langford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Farnham Langford, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Enoch Langford, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

langford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Langford, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

langford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Langford, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • John Langford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • Samuel Langford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • Phoebe Langford, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • Phoebe Langford, aged 32, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Alfred Langford, aged 23, a chainmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Harriet Langford, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Richard Langford, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Ann Langford, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Langford, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name langford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langford (post 1700)



  • Cooper Harold Langford (1895-1964), American philosopher and logician, co-author of the 1932 book Symbolic Logic
  • Keith Langford (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Nathaniel Pitt Langford (1832-1911), American explorer, businessman, bureaucrat, first superintendent of the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park
  • Ernest Langford, American politician, Mayor of College Station, Texas, 1952-55
  • Elizabeth Langford, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1988-2002
  • Dale Langford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960
  • Eulalie Langford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988
  • George Nicholson Langford Jr. (1817-1896), American politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1870-71
  • James B. Langford Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1972
  • John Phillip Langford, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 3rd District, 1996
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name langford


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Suggested Readings for the name langford



  • The Descendants and Antecedents of John Parham Rose et al. of Warren County, North Carolina by Seth Warner.
  • Langfords in America by George Shealy Langford.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

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