Langsterlen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Langsterlen family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Langsterlen comes from when the family lived in the region of Langland. Langsterlen 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 Langsterlen family

The surname Langsterlen was first found in Lincolnshire where the name was derived from the Old English lang or long + land, collectively meaning "long land" referring to a long strip of land. [1]

To the far south at Land's End, Cornwall, "the manor of Killenick belonged, in the reign of Richard II. to John Longeland and Lankford. From the latter it passed by a female heir to the Bourchiers." [2]

Early History of the Langsterlen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Langsterlen research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1531, 1696, 1521, 1332 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Langsterlen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Langsterlen Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Langsterlen has appeared include Langland, Longlande, Longlands, Langlande and many more.

Early Notables of the Langsterlen family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Langsterlen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Langsterlen family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Langsterlen arrived in North America very early: Jennit Langland settled in New York in 1822 with four children; William Langland settled in Virginia in 1650.



The Langsterlen Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spero
Motto Translation: I hope.


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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