langtrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name langtrie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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 langtrie family

The surname langtrie 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 langtrie family

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

langtrie Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. langtrie has been spelled many different ways, including Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.

Early Notables of the langtrie family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early langtrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the langtrie family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first langtries to arrive in North America: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.

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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