langford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the langford family

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. [1]

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. [2]

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. [3]

Important Dates for the langford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langford research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1625, 1683, 1652, 1716, 1656, 1725, 1713 and 1791 are included under the topic Early langford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the langford family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the langford family to Ireland

Some of the langford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

langford migration to the United States

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, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Marcie Langford, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [4]
  • Walter Langford, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [4]
  • Walter Langford, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Edward Langford, who landed in Maryland in 1644 [4]
  • ... (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 [4]
  • Thomas Langford, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1775 [4]
langford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tom Langford, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [4]
  • James Langford, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [4]
  • William Langford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [4]
  • Farnham Langford, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [4]
  • Enoch Langford, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [4]

langford migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

langford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Langford, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

langford migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [5]
  • John Langford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [6]
  • Samuel Langford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [7]
  • Phoebe Langford, aged 32, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [8]
  • Phoebe Langford, aged 32, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langford 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:

langford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Alfred Langford, aged 23, a chainmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Harriet Langford, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Richard Langford, aged 25, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Ann Langford, aged 25, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Langford, aged 4, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name langford (post 1700)

  • Larry Paul Langford (1946-2019), American politician, 30th Mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama (2007-2009)
  • 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
  • James Rick Langford (b. 1952), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1976 through 1986
  • Frances Newbern Langford (1913-2005), American singer and entertainer
  • Ernest Langford, American politician, Mayor of College Station, Texas, 1952-55 [9]
  • Elizabeth Langford, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1988-2002 [9]
  • Dale Langford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960 [9]
  • Charles Langford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000 [9]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the langford family

HMS Cornwall
  • Samuel Edward Alexander Langford, British Chief Yeoman of Signals aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he was wounded during the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
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