Show ContentsLangmead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Langmead 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 Langmead family

The surname Langmead 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.

Early History of the Langmead family

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Langmead Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Langmead have been found, including Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.

Early Notables of the Langmead family (pre 1700)

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United States Langmead migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Langmead, or a variant listed above:

Langmead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Ernest Langmead, (b. 1877), aged 28, Cornish baker travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 4th June 1905 en route to Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA [2]

Canada Langmead migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Langmead Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Langmead (post 1700) +

  • Edmund C Langmead (1894-1978), American Air Force Major General
  • Dr. Christopher James Langmead, American Assistant Professor, in the department of Computer Science at the Carnegie Mellon University
  • Howard Langmead, Australian vicar and stand-up comedian

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0 on Facebook