langham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the langham family

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.

Important Dates for the langham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langham research. Another 94 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the langham family (pre 1700)

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langham migration to the United States

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 America. 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, who landed in New York in 1633 [1]
  • Christopher Langham, who arrived in New York in 1633
  • George Langham, who arrived in Maryland in 1652-1658 [1]
  • Phillip Langham, who settled in Virginia in 1658
  • Phillip Langham, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
langham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Langham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]

langham migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

langham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Langham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849 [2]
  • James Langham, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [3]

langham migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

langham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Langham, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Catherine Langham, aged 31, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Langham, aged 5, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Thomas Langham, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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
  • Franklin Langham (b. 1969), American professional (PGA) golfer
  • Antonio Langham (b. 1972), American professional (NFL) football player
  • 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 [4]
  • John S. Langham, American politician, U.S. Consul in Chihuahua, 1830-42 [4]
  • John D. Langham, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1922 [4]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PSYCHE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PsycheRegister.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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