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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The oldest place name recorded was Langton Durham which was listed as Langadum c. 1050 eluding to it's Saxon origin.

langton Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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langton Spelling Variations


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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.

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langton Early History


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langton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langton research. Another 177 words (13 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.

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langton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langton Early Notables (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...

Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langton In Ireland


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langton In Ireland



Some of the langton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Jane Langton, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • Jone Langton, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Walter Langton, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Walter, Langton Jr., who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

langton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Langton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Langton, aged 35, arrived in America in 1822
  • Thomas Langton arrived in New York in 1822
  • O M Langton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Langton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

langton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Langton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851
  • Mary Langton, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

langton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. J. Langton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • M. J. Langton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • R. G. Langton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • F. Langton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875
  • Edwin Langton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name langton (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Bennet Langton (8201-1736), English writer and a founding member of the Literary Club
  • Anne Langton (1804-1893), English landscape and miniature portrait artist who emigrated to Upper Canada in 1833
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Loyal au mort
Motto Translation: Faithful unto death.


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The langton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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