Origins Available: English
The name Longghan is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the tall man.
Early Origins of the Longghan family
The surname Longghan was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Longghan family
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Longghan Spelling Variations
Longghan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Longghan have been found, including Langman, Langeman, Langaman, Langmann, Langemann, Langmon, Langemon, Langmen and many more.
Early Notables of the Longghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longghan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Longghans to arrive on North American shores: Peter and Mary Langman, who sailed to Virginia in 1620; J. Langman to New Jersey in 1709; and James Langman to Philadelphia in 1854.