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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. langham originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.

langham Early Origins



The surname langham was first found in Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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langham Spelling Variations


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langham Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the langham family name include Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.

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langham Early History


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langham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langham research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1689 and 1758 are included under the topic Early langham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early langham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name langham:

langham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Langham, aged 26, landed in New York in 1633
  • Christopher Langham, who arrived in New York in 1633
  • George Langham, who arrived in Maryland in 1652-1658
  • Phillip Langham, who came to Virginia in 1658
  • Phillip Langham, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Langham, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

langham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Langham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

langham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Langham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849
  • James Langham, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

langham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Langham, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Catherine Langham, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Langham, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Thomas Langham, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name langham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langham (post 1700)



  • Wallace Langham (b. 1965), American actor and director, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • Jonathan Nicholas Langham (1861-1945), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1909-1915)
  • Elias Langham (1749-1830), American politician, land surveyor and soldier, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1803-1806)
  • James Wallace Langham II (b. 1965), American actor
  • Derald George Langham (1913-1991), American agricultural geneticist
  • Jonathan Nicholas Langham (1861-1945), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1909-15; Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania 40th District, 1915-29
  • John S. Langham, American politician, U.S. Consul in Chihuahua, 1830-42
  • John D. Langham, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1922
  • J. G. Langham, American politician, Mayor of Globe, Arizona, 1952
  • Raymond G. Langham (1918-1986), American Democrat politician, Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1949-52
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    11. ...

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