The origins of the langtry name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 langtry family
The surname langtry 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 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 place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.
Early History of the langtry family
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langtry Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name langtry were recorded, including Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.
Early Notables of the langtry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the langtry family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the langtry family emigrate to North America:
langtry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Langtry, who settled in New York in 1822
Contemporary Notables of the name langtry (post 1700)
- Albert P. Langtry (1860-1939), Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A
- Albert Perkins Langtry (1860-1939), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1903-10; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifth Hampden District, 1909-11 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Henry Langtry (1841-1892), English cavalry colonel
- James I. Langtry (b. 1939), government official and educator
- Roberta Langtry (1916-2005), Canadian philanthropist
- Joseph Langtry (1880-1951), Australian politician
- John Langtry (1834-1906), founder of the Bishop Strachan School for Girls in Toronto, Canada
- Joseph Langtry (1805-1862), Royal Navy captain
- James MacKay Langtry (1894-1971), British Technical Advisor to the Spanish naval shipbuilders
- Lillie Langtry, better known as "the Jersey Lily", British actress famous for her great beauty and her love affair with Edward VII