Origins Available: English
There have long been several places named Langham in Britain: there is a village so named in Rutland that dates back to before the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
, as does the village of Langham in North Essex
, which was a Saxon settlement. There was also a Langham in Norfolk
. It is most likely that the surname langon was originally born by someone who hailed from one of these villages.
Early Origins of the langon family
The surname langon was first found in Suffolk
where the family name was first referenced in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as William de Langham. The same rolls lists Henry de Longeham in Lincolnshire; and Dionis de Langham in Norfolk
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Subsidy Rolls
of 1327 lists William of Langham in Leicestershire
. The name is thought to have meant "homestead of the family" or "followers of a man called Lahha." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the family were found at Elkington in Northamptonshire since the early days. "This parish, through which passes the Grand Union canal, comprises 1868 acres of a moderately productive soil, the property of the Earl Spencer and the Langham family. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the langon family
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langon Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name langon has undergone many spelling variations
, including Langham, Langam, Langum, Langhan, Langhen, Langholm and many more.
Early Notables of the langon family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Cardinal Simon de Langham (c.1310-1376), Lord Chancellor of England
in 1363 and Archbishop of Canterbury in 1366, he fell foul of Edward III later, and lived out the rest of his life in Avignon, France; Sir John Langham, 1st Baronet
(1584-1671), an English politician who... Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the langon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name langon were among those contributors:
langon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Langon, who landed in Connecticut in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The langon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec sinit esse feros
Motto Translation: Education does not suffer them to be brutal.