langton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name langton belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Lincolnshire. However, there are numerous villages and civil parishes named "Langton" throughout England including locals in Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Kent and Dorset. This is large part due to the fact that the place name literally translates as "long farmstead or estate," having derived from the Old English words "lang" + "tun." [1] Some are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086: Lang(e)tone (Leicestershire); Langeton (North Yorkshire - now Great Langton); and Terlintone (Leicetershire - now Tur Langton.) [2] The oldest place name recorded was Langton Durham which was listed as Langadum c. 1050 eluding to it's Saxon origin.

Early Origins of the langton family

The surname langton was first found in Lincolnshire at Langton by Spilsby, sometimes called Langton by Partney, a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district. The parish of Langton is nearby. "This parish, which has been the residence of the Langton family for more than seven centuries." [3] One of the earliest records of the name was Cardinal Stephen Langton (c.1150-1228), who was Archbishop of Canterbury (1207 until death in 1228.) He was a critical player in the dispute between King John of England and Pope Innocent III, which ultimately led to the issuing of Magna Carta in 1215. A manor which has remained to the present day in the inheritance of this house can be found at Langton by Spilsby. [4] Walter de Langton (1296-1321), Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Lord High Treasurer of England, and a favourite of Edward I. was born in Langton West.

Another branch of the family was found at Woolstone in Lancashire. "In the 20th of Edward I., John Byrun claimed free warren here in right of his wife Alesia, heiress of Robert Banastre. This lady was afterwards married to Sir John Langton, whose descendant, John Langton, in the reign of Edward III. held Wolueston as Baron of Makerfield. How long the property continued in this family does not appear, but it seems to have been alienated anterior to the reign of Philip and Mary." [3]

Important Dates for the langton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langton research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1228, 1207, 1228, 1215, 1279, 1248, 1227, 1248, 1337, 1305, 1337, 1501, 1659, 1645, 1648, 1614, 1622, 1625, 1626, 1698 and 1788 are included under the topic Early langton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

langton Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of langton include Langton, Langston and others.

Early Notables of the langton family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Stephen Langton (c. 1150-1228), Archbishop of Canterbury (1207-1228), a central figure in the dispute between King John of England and Pope Innocent III, which contributed to the crisis which led to the issuing of Magna Carta in 1215; William Langton (or William of Rotherfield; died 1279), a medieval English priest and nephew of Archbishop Walter de Gray; Simon Langton (died 1248), an English clergyman, Archdeacon of Canterbury (1227-1248)...
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Migration of the langton family to Ireland

Some of the langton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

langton migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The langton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

langton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Langton, who arrived in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1658 [5]
  • Jane Langton, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [5]
  • Jone Langton, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [5]
  • Walter Langton, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [5]
  • Walter, Langton Jr., who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [5]
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langton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Langton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [5]
  • Thomas Langton, aged 35, who arrived in America in 1822 [5]
  • Thomas Langton, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • O M Langton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • J Langton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]

langton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

langton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Elizabeth Langton, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Scotland" departing 13th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 8th June 1847 but she died on board [6]
  • Mr. Maurice Langton, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Scotland" departing 13th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 8th June 1847 but he died on board [6]

langton migration to Australia

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

langton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Langton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851 [7]
  • Mary Langton, aged 28, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [8]

langton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

langton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. J. Langton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • M. J. Langton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • R. G. Langton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • F. Langton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • Edwin Langton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name langton (post 1700)

  • Jane Gillson Langton (b. 1922), American writer and illustrator of children's literature
  • Christopher Langton (1948-1949), American computer scientist, one of the founders of the field of artificial life
  • Brooke Langton (b. 1970), American actress from Arizona, known for her role as Samantha Reilly on the prime time soap opera Melrose Place
  • Paul Langton (1913-1980), American actor from Burbank, California
  • Thomas Langton, American Company Director
  • Bennet Langton (1736-1801), English writer and a founding member of the Literary Club
  • Samuel Thomas Langton (1886-1918), English cricketer
  • Huw Lloyd- Langton (1951-2012), English guitarist, best known as the guitarist for Hawkwind
  • Robert "Bobby" Langton (1918-1996), English footballer
  • Anne Langton (1804-1893), English landscape and miniature portrait artist who emigrated to Upper Canada in 1833
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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 83)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif
  8. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
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