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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.

lanham Early Origins



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.

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lanham Spelling Variations


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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.

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lanham Early History


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lanham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanham research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lanham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lanham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lanham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 settled in Maryland in 1758

lanham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Lanham settled in Philadelphia in 1820

lanham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Lanham a baker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
  • Eva Lanham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • George Lanham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name lanham (post 1700)


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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)
  • F. Wayne Lanham, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 6th District, 1965-66; Defeated, 1966
  • Celia Lanham, American Republican politician, Chair of Osage County Republican Party, 2014
  • Fritz Garland Lanham (1880-1965), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1919-47
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name lanham


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Suggested Readings for the name lanham



  • Snatched from the Dragon by Megan Gabriel Lanham.

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lanham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The lanham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lanham 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2016 at 01:19.

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