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Multiple Origins for the Surname langham


English


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
, as does the village of Langham in North Essex, which was a Saxon settlement. There was also a Langham in Norfolk and Suffolk. It is most likely that the surname langham was originally born by someone who hailed from one of these villages.

langham Early Origins



The surname langham was first found in Suffolk where the family name was first referenced in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as William de Langham. The same rolls lists Henry de Longeham in Lincolnshire; and Dionis de Langham in Norfolk. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Subsidy Rolls of 1327 lists William of Langham in Leicestershire. The name is thought to have meant "homestead of the family" or "followers of a man called Lahha." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the family were found at Elkington in Northamptonshire since the early days. "This parish, through which passes the Grand Union canal, comprises 1868 acres of a moderately productive soil, the property of the Earl Spencer and the Langham family. " [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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langham Spelling Variations


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langham Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the langham family name include Langham, Langam, Langum, Langhan, Langhen, Langholm 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 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1395, 1538, 1455, 1487, 1671, 1671, 1660, 1310, 1376, 1363, 1366, 1584, 1671, 1654, 1660, 1621, 1699, 1656, 1678, 1625, 1700, 1670, 1747, 1696, 1749, 1698 and 1766 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)



Distinguished members of the family include Cardinal Simon de Langham (c.1310-1376), Lord Chancellor of England in 1363 and Archbishop of Canterbury in 1366, he fell foul of Edward III later, and lived out the rest of his life in Avignon, France; Sir John Langham, 1st Baronet (1584-1671), an English politician who...

Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the langham surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

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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Motto


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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: Nec sinit esse feros
Motto Translation: Education does not suffer them to be brutal.


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Citations


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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. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  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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