Show ContentsLangseth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Langseth is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Langmead, in the county of Devon. This surname was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means the long meadow.

Early Origins of the Langseth family

The surname Langseth was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century. [1] There are numerous different spellings of the surname.

Early History of the Langseth family

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Langseth Spelling Variations

Langseth 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. Spelling variants included: Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.

Early Notables of the Langseth family (pre 1700)

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United States Langseth 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 Langseths to arrive on North American shores:

Langseth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lena O. Langseth, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1895
Langseth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charlie Langseth, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1906
  • Harald Langseth, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Anna Langseth, aged 27, who landed in America from Kristiania, Norway, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Langseth (post 1700) +

  • Marcus G. Langseth, American scientist, eponym of the R/V Marcus Langseth, a research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation
  • Keith Langseth (b. 1938), American Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota Senate
  • Tod Langseth (b. 1968), English writer, actor and producer
  • Lisa Langseth, Jury Award and Flash Forward Award winning director

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook