langlie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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langlie is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was initially a short form of numerous compound names with the first portion land, which means land or territory. The name became popular among the Normans because of its association with the Old French word lance, which means spear. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The Normans imported a vast number of Norman French personal names, which largely replaced traditional Old English personal names among the upper and middle classes
Early Origins of the langlie family
The surname langlie was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Important Dates for the langlie family
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langlie Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lance, Laence, Lence, Lancie and others.
Early Notables of the langlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langlie family
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with langlie name or one of its variants: Gowin Lance, who sailed to Virginia in 1638; Philip Lance, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749; James Lance, who arrived in New York in 1820; John Lance, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name langlie (post 1700)
- Arthur Bernard Langlie (1900-1966), American Republican politician, Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1938-41; Defeated, 1936; Governor of Washington, 1941-45, 1949-57 
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