langrithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name langrithey belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langrithey 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 langrithey family

The surname langrithey 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 langrithey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langrithey research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langrithey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

langrithey Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of langrithey include Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.

Early Notables of the langrithey family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the langrithey family to Ireland

Some of the langrithey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the langrithey family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The langrithey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.



  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.


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