Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??



1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family




However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 

Solve Beach Cleanup Local Areas


Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am
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Take Care of the Oregon Coast

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 24 as we clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a family friendly event and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate.

Kick off the spring season with SOLVE on Saturday, March 24! Oregonians will mobilize along the entire Oregon coast to remove tens of thousands of pounds of litter and marine debris washed in from winter storms. Presented by AAA Oregon, the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup welcomes families, schools, business groups, and volunteers of all ages to join together in cleaning Oregon’s beaches.

What: Every spring and fall, volunteers from across Oregon head to the beach as part of SOLVE’s twice-annual coastwide cleanups. This home-grown tradition has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. Join SOLVE this March to help protect the coast for present and future generations!

When: The SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10am to 1pm.

Who: This is a family friendly event, and all Oregonians are encouraged to participate!


Please visit

Solveoregon.org for details on where and when to clean up local beaches

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