langryke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
langryke is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the langryke family once lived in the region of Langridge in the county of Somerset. langryke 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 langryke family
The surname langryke 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 langryke family
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langryke Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the langryke family name include Langridge, Langrich, Langriche, Langrick, Langrige, Langredge, Langrish, Langrith and many more.
Early Notables of the langryke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langryke family to Ireland
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Migration of the langryke family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the langryke surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ 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.