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 langholms was originally born by someone who hailed from this village.
Early Origins of the langholms family
The surname langholms 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 langholms family
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langholms Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname langholms include Langholm, Langholme and others.
Early Notables of the langholms family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langholms family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 langholms 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.