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Where does the surname 'Lange' originate?

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January 26, 2014 10:41PM

Amongst the multitude of English surnames, "Lange" is considered by etymologists to be one of the most ancient. There's an Old English charter from 972 A.D. listing one version. It derives as a "nickname surname" to describe someone who is long or tall. It is found in the most ancient records of Northumberland, where they'd held a family seat.