langtrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name langtrey comes from the family having resided in the parish of Langtree in Devon. The surname was also associated with Langtree the township in the parish of Standish in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the langtrey family

The surname langtrey was first found in Devon at Langtree, a village and parish in the union of Torrington, hundred of Shebbear, Torrington. Dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Langtrewa [1], the place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow." [2] Standish-with-Langtree was the name of a local government district centered on Standish, Greater Manchester, historically part of Lancashire. The Langtree was an ancient hundred in the south-east of the county of Oxfordshire.

Important Dates for the langtrey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langtrey research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1173 are included under the topic Early langtrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

langtrey Spelling Variations

langtrey 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: Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.

Early Notables of the langtrey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the langtrey family

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 langtreys to arrive on North American shores: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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