Langworthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Langworthy family

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.

Early History of the Langworthy family

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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.

Early Notables of the Langworthy family (pre 1700)

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Langworthy Ranking

In the United States, the name Langworthy is the 14,014th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Langworthy migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 18th Century
  • William Langworthy, who arrived in New York in 1798 [2]
Langworthy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • S. S. Langworthy, who arrived in New York in 1823
  • L C Langworthy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

West Indies Langworthy migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Langworthy Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Langworthy, who settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680

Contemporary Notables of the name Langworthy (post 1700) +

  • Edward Langworthy, American teacher who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia, he signed the Articles of Confederation
  • Lucius Hart Langworthy (1807-1865), American politician, Member of Iowa territorial legislature [4]
  • Lloyd Barber Langworthy (1892-1965), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1948 [4]
  • John Langworthy Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from North Stonington, 1821 [4]
  • Herman Moore Langworthy (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936, 1940 [4]
  • Harold Morton Langworthy (b. 1909), American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 20th District, 1954 [4]
  • Edward Langworthy (1808-1893), American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Dubuque, Delaware, Black Hawk and Fayette counties, 1844 [4]
  • Edward Langworthy (1738-1802), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1777-79; Signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777 [4]
  • Cyrus Langworthy (1791-1874), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1842 [4]
  • Benjamin Franklin Langworthy (1822-1907), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 13th District, 1859-60 [4]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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