lanham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the lanham name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name lanham was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Langham in various counties throughout England. lanham 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.
Early Origins of the lanham family
The surname lanham was first found in Suffolk 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 lanham family
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lanham Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lanham include Lanham, Landham, Lavenham, Lavingham and others.
Early Notables of the lanham family (pre 1700)
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lanham migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
lanham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Josias Lanham, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 
- John Lanham, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 
lanham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henry Lanham, who settled in Maryland in 1758
lanham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Lanham, who settled in Philadelphia in 1820
lanham migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
lanham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Lanham a baker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
- Eva Lanham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
- George Lanham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
Contemporary Notables of the name lanham (post 1700) +
- Charles C. Lanham (1928-2015), American businessman and politician, Member of the West Virginia Senate from 2004 to 2006
- Edwin Lanham (1904-1979), American writer, grandson of S. W. T. Lanham
- Major General Charles T. "Buck" Lanham (1902-1978), American soldier, the first American officer to lead a break through the Siegfried Line on September 14, 1944
- Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham (1846-1908), American politician, 23rd Governor of Texas (1903-1907)
- Henderson Lovelace Lanham (1888-1957), American politician and lawyer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1947-1957)
- Frederick Garland "Fritz" Lanham (1880-1965), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1919-1947)
- Major-General Charles Trueman Lanham (1902-1978), American Deputy Commandant of Armed Forces Staff College (1954) 
- Roy Lanham, American country and western singer
- Robert Lanham (b. 1971), American satirist
- Joe Lanham (b. 1981), American radio personality
- ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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- 3469 Snatched from the Dragon by Megan Gabriel Lanham.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Charles Lanham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lanham/Charles_Trueman/USA.html