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. 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 langmead family
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langmead 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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Migration of the langmead family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
langmead Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Robert Langmead, who settled at Pouch Cove in Newfoundland in 1841 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
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