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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the langworthy surname lived in the region of Langworth which was found in various counties throughout England. langworthy is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

langworthy Early Origins



The surname langworthy was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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langworthy Spelling Variations


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langworthy Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like langworthy are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name langworthy include: Langworth, Langworthy and others.

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langworthy Early History


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langworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our langworthy research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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langworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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langworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name langworthy or a variant listed above:

langworthy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Langworthy settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680

langworthy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Langworthy, who arrived in New York in 1798

langworthy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. S. Langworthy arrived in New York in 1823
  • L C Langworthy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name langworthy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name langworthy (post 1700)



  • Lucius Hart Langworthy (1807-1865), American politician, Member of Iowa territorial legislature
  • Lloyd Barber Langworthy (1892-1965), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1948
  • John Langworthy Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from North Stonington, 1821
  • Herman Moore Langworthy (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936, 1940
  • Harold Morton Langworthy (b. 1909), American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 20th District, 1954
  • Edward Langworthy (1808-1893), American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Dubuque, Delaware, Black Hawk and Fayette counties, 1844
  • Edward Langworthy (1738-1802), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1777-79; Signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777
  • Cyrus Langworthy (1791-1874), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1842
  • Benjamin Franklin Langworthy (1822-1907), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 13th District, 1859-60
  • Albert H. Langworthy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1916
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The langworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The langworthy 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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