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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.

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The surname langmaid was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century. [1] 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.


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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.

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Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langmaid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

langmaid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Philip Langmaid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Mary Langmaid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Edwin Langmaid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Alkanah Langmaid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Emma Langmaid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. 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).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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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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