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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the langfourne surname lived in the county of Cumberland. langfourne is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word lang, which means long and the Old Norse word horn simply which means horn. Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a long piece of land that was shaped like a horn.

langfourne Early Origins



The surname langfourne was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from early times. Laugharne (Welsh: Talacharn) is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales and home to Laugharne Castle which dates back to 1116 and was the meeting place of Henry II of England with Rhys ap Gruffudd in 1171-1172.

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langfourne Spelling Variations


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langfourne Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like langfourne are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name langfourne include: Langhorn, Langhorne, Langharn, Langharne and others.

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langfourne Early History


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langfourne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langfourne research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1608, 1620, 1648, 1663, 1678, 1730, 1754, 1766, 1795, 1631, 1715, 1670, 1624, 1679, 1644, 1735, 1779 and 1797 are included under the topic Early langfourne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langfourne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langfourne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Langhorne, 1st Baronet (1631-1715), Governor of Madras in the 1670s; Blessed Richard Langhorne ( c. 1624-1679), a barrister executed as part of the Popish Plot; Major General Langharne, Commander...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langfourne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name langfourne or a variant listed above: Thomas Langhorne, who sailed to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1647; Richard Langhorne, who arrived in Rowley, Masachusetts in 1669; Jeremiah and Grace Langhorne, who came to Pennsylvania in 1684.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The langfourne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langfourne 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 12 January 2015 at 08:19.

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