langhalm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the langhalm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langhalm research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1395, 1538, 1455, 1487, 1671, 1671, 1660, 1310, 1376, 1363 and 1366 are included under the topic Early langhalm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langhalm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the langhalm family

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..

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