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The name langhorst is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the ancient town of Langhurst in the southern county of Surrey. This habitation name was originally derived from the Old English words lang meaning long and hyrst meaning wooded hill. The origianl bearers of the surname lived in an area that was defined by the long wooded hill in the county of Surrey.

langhorst Early Origins



The surname langhorst was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very early times.

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langhorst Spelling Variations


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langhorst 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 langhorst 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name langhorst include: Longhurst, Langhurst, Lainghurst, Longhirst, Longhearst, Longherst, Langhirst, Lainghirst, Langhearst, Langherst, Langhorst, Landhurst, Landhearst, Landhirst and many more.

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langhorst Early History


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langhorst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langhorst research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1221 and 1332 are included under the topic Early langhorst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langhorst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langhorst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early langhorst 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



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 langhorst or a variant listed above:

langhorst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Langhorst, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Louis Langhorst, aged 45, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Henry Langhorst, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name langhorst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langhorst (post 1700)



  • George Langhorst, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1902, 1912, 1914; Defeated, 1902, 1903

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The langhorst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langhorst 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 16:16.

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