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About this Langton DNA


This DNA is rare, which is in keeping with the other Langton results. (Rare because Langton being a place-name surname, it is representative of the landowners immediately following the Norman Conquest in 1066.


We do not yet know for sure which Langton village origin this family has, and analysis, based on only 12 markers, suggested that the nearest matches may have been settled in the area in Nottingham where a Langton family appears early in history. However, further analysis suggests that hte most likely origin is Little Longstone in Derbyshire.


This sequence belongs to someone from Sheffield. In 1881 Sheffield had very few Langtons: Longden 56, Long 15, Longe 5, Longdon 5, Langton 5, Longhorn 3, Langhorn 1.

This sequence may originate from Great and Little Langesdune/Longesdune in Domesday book now Great and Little Longstone in Derbyshire. Matthew, son of Leventes, rector of Bakewell, owned Little Longsden and adopted the name. The name Longe had under 100 people in the 1881 census with the second highest national concentration in Sheffield, the DNA is the same haplogroup and very similar, as is DNA available for Long.

So whilst we need more markers to be sure, the best and most complete analysis of this sequence points to its origin as Little Longsden (now Little Longstone) with the patriarch Levenets Rector of Bakewell.


More markers, and indeed another Langton (or alternative spelling) matching this profile at some point, will help confirm or rule the origin out.