Origins Available: English
The origins of the Londen name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Londen was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of London. Londen 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. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Londen family
The surname Londen was first found in Berkshire, but there are two distinct thoughts as to the origin of the name.
The first is that it was derived from the Anglo-Saxon name Lunden or the Middle Welsh names Llundein or Lundein as mentioned above. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print In this case, it may have been a tribal or personal name. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
The second thought is that the family were in fact, Norman. In this scenerio, the first record of the family was "William de Londres, one of the conquerors of Glamorgan, 1090, ancestor of the Lords Loundres of Naas." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X) This latter entry bodes well for the aforementioned Welsh entry. So as to complicate matters, Thomas de London settled in Scotland before 1163 and William and Robert London were listed in Normandy 1180-95 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae.)
Early History of the Londen family
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Londen 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 Londen include London, Londen, Lunnen, Lundin, Lunden, Londoner, Londner and many more.
Early Notables of the Londen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Londen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Londen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Maria Londen, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Londen (post 1700)
- Jack Londen, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html