Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Lengle. It was given to a person who was considered long or tall. The name occurs in Old English charters as early as 972 A.D, as Aetheric thes langa. Of the many surnames in England, the surname Lengle is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname Lengle could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Lengle family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Lengle family
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Lengle Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Lengle has appeared include Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng and others.
Early Notables of the Lengle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lengle family to Ireland
Some of the Lengle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lengle family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lengle arrived in North America very early: Robert Laing who settled in Maryland in 1722; Alexander Laing settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775; Gilbert Laing settled in New York State in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lengle (post 1700)
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