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The ancestors of the name langhorne date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the langhorne family lived in the county of Cumberland. langhorne 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.

langhorne Early Origins



The surname langhorne was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from early times. Laugharne (Welsh: Talacharn) is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales 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.

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langhorne Spelling Variations


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langhorne Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like langhorne are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name langhorne include: Langhorn, Langhorne, Langharn, Langharne and others.

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langhorne Early History


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langhorne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langhorne 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 langhorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langhorne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langhorne Early Notables (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 langhorne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name langhorne or a variant listed above:

langhorne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Langhorne, who sailed to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1647
  • Richard Langhorne, who arrived in Rowley, Masachusetts in 1669
  • Richard Langhorne, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1669
  • John Langhorne, who arrived in Virginia in 1672
  • Jeremiah and Grace Langhorne, who came to Pennsylvania in 1684
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langhorne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Reverend John Langhorne, who settled in Ernestown in Ontario late in the 18th century

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Contemporary Notables of the name langhorne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langhorne (post 1700)



  • William "Will" Langhorne (b. 1974), American race car driver
  • Victor Langhorne, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • Maurice A. Langhorne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1910; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912, 1920, 1924
  • Marshall Langhorne (b. 1870), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, 1901-02; Ciudad Juarez, 1904; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Dalny, 1903-04; U.S. Consul in Chungking, 1904-05
  • Reggie Langhorne (b. 1963), American football player
  • Crystal Langhorne (b. 1986), American basketball player
  • Bruce Langhorne (b. 1940), American folk musician
  • Reverend John Langhorne (1836-1911), English headmaster of The King's School, Rochester, England
  • John Bailey Langhorne (1816-1877), English founder of the Newcastle Chronicle
  • John Langhorne, English poet
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

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