Origins Available: English
The name Lonhan was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the tall man.
Early Origins of the Lonhan family
The surname Lonhan was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Lonhan family
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Lonhan 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 Lonhan include Langman, Langeman, Langaman, Langmann, Langemann, Langmon, Langemon, Langmen and many more.
Early Notables of the Lonhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lonhan family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Peter and Mary Langman, who sailed to Virginia in 1620; J. Langman to New Jersey in 1709; and James Langman to Philadelphia in 1854.