Origins Available: English
lanhan is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the tall man.
Early Origins of the lanhan family
The surname lanhan was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lanhan family
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lanhan 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 lanhan were recorded, including Langman, Langeman, Langaman, Langmann, Langemann, Langmon, Langemon, Langmen and many more.
Early Notables of the lanhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lanhan 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 lanhan family emigrate to North America: Peter and Mary Langman, who sailed to Virginia in 1620; J. Langman to New Jersey in 1709; and James Langman to Philadelphia in 1854.