langridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name langridge date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langridge 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 langridge family

The surname langridge 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. [1] Literally, the place name means "long ridge," from the Old English words "lang" + hrycg." [2]

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." [3] "The Langridges of Sussex appear to be indigenous to that county, and the name De Langrigg is found there in the 14th century." [4]

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 langridge family

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langridge Spelling Variations

langridge has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name langridge have been found, including Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.

Early Notables of the langridge family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the langridge family to Ireland

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United States langridge migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first langridges to arrive on North American shores:

langridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margaret Langridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [5]
langridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Langridge, who settled with his wife Lydia and two children in New York in 1822
  • Henry Langridge, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [5]

Australia langridge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

langridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Langridge, British Convict who was convicted in Kent, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 25th April 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Henry Langridge, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [7]
  • Henry Langridge, aged 20, a carpenter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [7]

New Zealand langridge migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

langridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Esther Langridge, (b. 1830), aged 28, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [8]
  • Mr. John Langridge, (b. 1834), aged 24, British carpenter travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [8]
  • Mr. Harry M Langridge, (b. 1856), aged 2, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [8]
  • James Langridge, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Sarah Langridge, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name langridge (post 1700) +

  • Richard James Langridge (1939-2005), English first class cricketer
  • James Langridge (1906-1966), English cricketer
  • John George Langridge (1910-1999), English cricketer
  • Philip Langridge (1939-2010), English Tenor, singer
  • Edward 'Ted" Langridge, former Australian rules football player
  • Roger Langridge (b. 1967), New Zealand-born comics writer /artist /letterer
  • Matthew Langridge (b. 1983), current Great Britain oarsman


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1840
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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