There are a number of quite small surnames that exist on the edge of Langton territory which are probably drifts from Langton. Consider having your DNA tested we may be able to put you in touch with people that match. LONGTON is a place name in both Lancashire and Staffordshire, however the surname population seems largely confined to Lancashire. Either the name came directly from Longton Lancashire or the local Langton surname came to be written as it was pronounced Longton. There is some evidence of Longton being a surname and there was a Galfrid De Longton in 1174. There is also evidence that at an early date the place Longton was recorded as Langeton. The distribution of Longton is quite distinct going inland from Longton and through Chorley and towards Accrington. This suggests that most Longtons although perhaps not all come directly from Longton village. However as Longton village was originally Langeton I think you can claim to be both Longtons and Langtons. We now believe we have the Lancashire Langton DNA which is haplogroup subgroup I2a1. Does Longton DNA match this or is it different. If you are a Longton only you can answer the question.

LATON could be a corruption of either Langton or Leighton. There were only 33 in the 1881 census it is obviously not an independent name. I’d be interested in all you rare people but particularly if you come from Stockport Cheshire or New Windsor Berkshire. There is a place called Latton Wiltshire but the Laton distribution doesn’t fit it.

. LATTIN with 41 people has a Lake District distribution with Cumberland 25 (Renwick 15), Yorkshire 12 in Sheffield, Lancashire 2. .

LANSON had only 69 people in the UK in 1881 mainly in Lancashire, Yorkshire and London please read the DNA article. .

LONGSON had 345 people in the UK in 1881 mainly in Derbyshire, Lancashire and Cheshire. Let me assure you that you were not descended from someone called Long. It is far more likely that you are original Langtons so send off for a test kit. .

LAYNTON In Staffordshire Laynton and Langton were used interchangeably. I don’t know if the Laynton spelling has survived. If it has you are very definitely Langtons. Having rare surnames you guys tend to get ignored and no one is going to run a DNA project on your rare name. The probability is that you are ethnic Langtons so read the DNA article and get testing. Bottom line is you guys are a rare and endangered species who may wish to consider breeding if you have not already done so. Your DNA is a particular piece of history in the development of these names, start feeling historical!