langridg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, langridg is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langridg 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 langridg family
The surname langridg 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 langridg family
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langridg Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. langridg has been spelled many different ways, including Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.
Early Notables of the langridg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langridg family to Ireland
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Migration of the langridg family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first langridgs to arrive in North America: 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.