There have long been several places named Langham in Britain: there is a village so named in Rutland that dates back to before the Domesday Book
(1085), as does the village of Langham in North Essex
, which was a Saxon settlement. There was also a Langham in Norfolk
. It is most likely that the surname langhalm was originally born by someone who hailed from this village.
Early Origins of the langhalm family
The surname langhalm was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when William of Langham held estates.
Early History of the langhalm family
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langhalm Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. langhalm has been recorded under many different variations, including Langholm, Langholme and others.
Early Notables of the langhalm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langhalm family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name langhalm or a variant listed above: Christopher Langham, who arrived in New York in 1633; Phillip Langham, who came to Virginia in 1658; Francis Langham, who came to Barbados in 1664; and James Langholm, who settled in New York in 1832..
The langhalm Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In cruce salus
Motto Translation: Salvation from the cross.