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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, langmaid is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Langmead, in the county of Devon. This surname was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means the long meadow.
The surname langmaid was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century.  There are numerous different spellings of the surname.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. langmaid has been recorded under many different variations, including Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langmaid research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1808 are included under the topic Early langmaid History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langmaid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
langmaid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The langmaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langmaid 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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