Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places, for example
in Devon, Dorset, Essex, Kent, and Warwickshire, so named from Old
English lang, long ‘long’ + dūn ‘hill’.
- Samuel Langdon, Harvard College president in 1774–80, was born in
Boston, MA, in 1723 but lived out his years in Hampton Falls,
NH. Three of his children left descendants. His grandfather Philip
(b. 1646) had came from Braunton in Devon, England, and was married in
Andover, Essex Co., MA, in 1684, according to family historians.
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