langrech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name langrech begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langrech is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the langrech family
The surname langrech was first found in Somerset at Langridge, a civil parish and small village that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Lancheris.  Literally, the place name means "long ridge," from the Old English words "lang" + hrycg." 
St Mary Magdalene's Church at Langridge dates back to the 12th century. "The church is an ancient structure with a square tower, and consists of a nave and chancel, between which is a highly-enriched Norman arch; there is a Norman arch of plainer character in the south porch. In rebuilding the rectoryhouse a few years since, several coffins and skulls, and a silver-mounted battle-axe, were discovered."  "The Langridges of Sussex appear to be indigenous to that county, and the name De Langrigg is found there in the 14th century." 
Langbridge Manor is a manor house on the Isle of Wight. It is related to Ashey manor (also on the Isle of Wight) as it seems that both were granted in the early 13th century. As of 1912, it was the property of Mr. Edward Carter, who purchased it in 1906.
Early History of the langrech family
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langrech 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 langrech has undergone many spelling variations, including Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.
Early Notables of the langrech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langrech family to Ireland
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Migration of the langrech family
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 langrech were among those contributors: Robert Langredge, who settled in Barbados in 1634; as well as John Langridge, who settled with his wife Lydia and two children in New York in 1822.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.