The name langmayne is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a long and tall person. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the langmayne family
The surname langmayne was first found in Worcestershire
where one of the first records of the name was Alice Longemon who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
of that shire in 1275. A few years later Agnes Langeman was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1279 in Berkshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the langmayne family
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langmayne Spelling Variations
langmayne has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name langmayne have been found, including Longman, Longmane and others.
Early Notables of the langmayne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langmayne family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first langmaynes to arrive on North American shores: Peter Longman settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Longman settled in Virginia in 1677; William and Elizabeth Longman settled in Barbados in 1672.