Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, langmayd 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.
Early Origins of the langmayd family
The surname langmayd was first found in Devon
, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
There are numerous different spellings of the surname.
Early History of the langmayd family
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langmayd Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname langmayd include Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.
Early Notables of the langmayd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langmayd family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
langmayd Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Langmayd was registered in Petty Harbour in 1708