langrydge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the langrydge name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name langrydge was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langrydge 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 langrydge family
The surname langrydge 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 langrydge family
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langrydge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname langrydge include Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.
Early Notables of the langrydge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langrydge family to Ireland
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Migration of the langrydge family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.