The ancestors of the name langhorn date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the county of Cumberland
. langhorn is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word lang,
which means long
and the Old Norse word horn
simply which means horn. Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a long piece of land that was shaped like a horn.
Early Origins of the langhorn family
The surname langhorn was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from early times. Laugharne (Welsh: Talacharn) is a town in Carmarthenshire
and home to Laugharne Castle which dates back to 1116 and was the meeting place of Henry II of England
with Rhys ap Gruffudd in 1171-1172.
Early History of the langhorn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langhorn research.Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1608, 1620, 1648, 1663, 1678, 1730, 1754, 1766, 1795, 1631, 1715, 1670, 1624, 1679, 1644, 1735, 1779 and 1797 are included under the topic Early langhorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
langhorn Spelling Variations
langhorn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name langhorn have been found, including Langhorn, Langhorne, Langharn, Langharne and others.
Early Notables of the langhorn family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Langhorne, 1st Baronet
(1631-1715), Governor of Madras in the 1670s; Blessed Richard Langhorne (c.
1624-1679), a barrister executed as part of the Popish Plot; Major General Langharne, Commander... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langhorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the langhorn family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first langhorns to arrive on North American shores:
langhorn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Langhorn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
langhorn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Langhorn, who arrived in Canada in 1787
langhorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Langhorn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
Contemporary Notables of the name langhorn (post 1700)
- Samuel W. Langhorn, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1885-86 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- George Langhorn, English professional rugby league footballer of the early 20th century
- Richard Langhorn (d. 1994), English rugby player
- Garfield McConnell Langhorn (1948-1969), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor