Spelling variations of this family name include: Langley, Langlee, Langleigh and others.
First found in Durham where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Langley settled in Virginia in 1650; Daniel Langley settled in Virginia in 1679; Sarah Langley settled in Virginia in 1633 with her husband; Catherine Langley settled in the Barbados in 1654.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name Langley
Genealogy of the Nicholson (also Langley) Sisters by Eileen E. Langley.
Some noteworthy people of the name Langley
* Noel Langley, American motion picture screenwriter born in South Africa, probably best known for being one of the screenwriters for The Wizard of Oz
* Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), American astronomer and aeronautics pioneer
* John Newport Langley (1852-1925), English physiologist
* Thomas Cardinal Langley (1363-1437), English dean of York, bishop of Durham (1406-1437), and Lord Chancellor of England, two times and to three kings (1405-07)
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