Langthorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Langthorn name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Langthorn was originally derived from a family having lived in the county of Cumberland. Langthorn is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word lang, which means long and the Old Norse word horn simply which means horn. Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a long piece of land that was shaped like a horn.

Early Origins of the Langthorn family

The surname Langthorn was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from early times. Laugharne (Welsh: Talacharn) is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales and home to Laugharne Castle which dates back to 1116 and was the meeting place of Henry II of England with Rhys ap Gruffudd in 1171-1172.

Early History of the Langthorn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Langthorn research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1608, 1620, 1648, 1663, 1678, 1730, 1754, 1766, 1795, 1631, 1715, 1670, 1624, 1679, 1644, 1735, 1779 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Langthorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Langthorn 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 Langthorn include Langhorn, Langhorne, Langharn, Langharne and others.

Early Notables of the Langthorn family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Langhorne, 1st Baronet (1631-1715), Governor of Madras in the 1670s; Blessed Richard Langhorne (c. 1624-1679), a barrister executed as part of the Popish Plot; Major General Langharne, Commander...
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Australia Langthorn migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Langthorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden


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