Show ContentsLanktree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Lanktree dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Langtree in Devon. The surname was also associated with Langtree the township in the parish of Standish in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Lanktree family

The surname Lanktree was first found in Devon at Langtree, a village and parish in the union of Torrington, hundred of Shebbear, Torrington. Dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Langtrewa [1], the place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow." [2] Standish-with-Langtree was the name of a local government district centered on Standish, Greater Manchester, historically part of Lancashire. The Langtree was an ancient hundred in the south-east of the county of Oxfordshire.

Early History of the Lanktree family

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Lanktree Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lanktree have been found, including Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.

Early Notables of the Lanktree family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lanktree family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lanktree, or a variant listed above: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook