Well  family/friends I have had this website up for 8yrs and at long last we have had a marvelous breakthrough, MARGARET LANGE found my website and has kindly given me some more LANGE FAMILY information, this is the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow, my knowledge about my FRENCH-GERMAN  GREAT GRAND PARENTS and where they originated from was very meager, so many thanks to MargaretLange  for additional information re the LANGE FAMILY, we can tie it in all successfully.I cannot vouch that this is 100% correct but it's pretty close.
The original LANGE FAMILY/FAMILES  lived in the area of Metz, Alsace Lorraine,FRANCE I do know that my GRAND MOTHER CLARA HELENA HEDWIG was born in BERLIN, GERMANY, so the LANGE FAMILY  must have been living in that region. We know that they landed in NEW ZEALAND about 1879 aboard the vessel HEREFORD-via LONDON . My MOTHER always said that GRANDDAD GODFREY LANGE was a   FRENCH HUGUENOT,  Of course the HUGUENOTS were FRENCH PROSTESTANTS  who where persecuted most foully IN THEIR HOMELAND FRANCE ie., the BARTHOLOMEW MASSACRE 1572 WHEN 8,000 HUGUENOTS WERE MURDERED IN PARIS, the streets and river filled with corpses, that wolves came down from the hills to eat the remains and fishing was banned.  So persecutions, burning at the stake, the systematic  extermination, by the CATHOLIC CHURCH  forced the HUGUENOTS to leave their homeland FRANCE by their thousands and escape however they could, usually  under the cover of darkness  to the sanctuary of neighboring countries..
The  LANGES come from the area and lived in METZ, ALSACE, LORRIANE in France.then following the ghastly persecution of FRENCH HUHENOUTS were driven them out of their homeland FRANCE to flee across to STETTIN (SZCZECIN )POLAND. it was here in the old GERMANY PRUSSIA the LANGE brothers were born, as our August met and married his wife Caroline Wilhelmina in BERLIN and their two daughters born in Berlin.  I think the ominous clouds of the coming first World WAR was the contributing factor to persuade the Lange families to migrate to the other side of the world, a tremendous decision. In 1879,  7 years after his brother Carl  sailed to NZ, August & Caroline plus their two daughters, one being my Grandmother Clara, followed them, first sailing to England then the long 6 mth voyage  to  the port of Lyttleton New Zealand....
Carl Lang, brother of August Lange was  born STETTIN-WEST PRUSSIA  came to New Zealand before his brother, in the year 1872 Carl and his wife Wilhelmina landed at Holmes Bay, Lyttelton 30 Aug 1872 in HMS “Friedeburg” with their two sons Ferdinand and Ernst.

The origin of our LANGES is FRENCH and  the name LANGE possibly could have derived from another FRENCH NAME. de LANGLEY, or similar,  I  really don't know, until such time as a correct LANGE FAMILY TREE detailing these issues has been done..... 
Now to the  spelling of LANGE, even though on my GRANDMOTHER'S DEATH CERTIFICATE,  her maiden name is put in as LAING, we believe because of the documented anti GERMAN feeling at the turn of the century in the CHRISTCHURCH REGION , and elsewhere, the obvious GERMAN names were changed to their ENGLISH VERSION  for anonymity.........and  that origin FRENCH  name LANGE, is de LANGE , de LANGLEY, etc.,

More to come plus Family photos... courtesy of Margaret Lange Christchurch and Kathleen Monk of Tauranga New Zealand..I shall to correct some of this info as more Family data comes to hand, thanks to all concerned
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CAROLINE ROSINA  HELENA WILHELMINE KRAENZLIN AND AUGUST GODFREY( GOTTFRIED) LANGE [LAING  LANG]   had only one son born who was born in New Zealand, in 6/1/1880 he  was named CHARLES GEORGE  LANGE  he married MARY   FAULLS19/3/1902  in Christchurch NZ .
.MARY LANGE'S ( LANG LAING)  WEDDING DRESS is evidently on display in the  SETTLERS MUSEUM, SOUTH ISLAND  NEW ZEALAND, if anyone has seen this  LAING ( LANGE LANG) WEDDING DRESS I would love to hear about it!
THIS IS A NEW ZEALAND SITE.
SOME LANGES I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH WHICH MAY HELP SOMEONE ELSES GENEALOGY SEARCH..
THE BOER WAR..
LANGE WILLIAM 10TH CONTINGENT-SOUTH ISLAND-PRIVATE ' CLERK' No. 9529.
DEATHS.
LANGE WILLIAM- 2nd May-1918  Wellington
LANG NORMAN-30th Sept., 1915-Wellington.
LANGE Mrs Anne 7th July 1888 Masterton
KARORI CEMETARY.
LANGE CHARLES R. A. aged 32yrs result of accident. 7/11/1894.
LANGE EMILY,  wife of WALTER LANGE-aged 46yrs. 12/3/1909.
INHABITANTS OF WESTPORT SOUTH ISLAND  NEW ZEALAND-1873.
LANGE HERMAN HENRY- aged 41yrs,builder of the Municipal Baths 1912, and Abattoir 1905.
LANGE HERMAN- aged 38yrs-Councilor 1897.
LANGE PHILLIP ARTHUR CECIL MONTAGUE 1890?

ELECTORIAL ROLL DUNEDIN NZ.

LAING DAVID-DUNEDIN-MINER.
LAING ISSAC GABRIELS GULLY-MINER.
BIRTHS
LANG JOHN  born 15ht August 1872- HOKIKATI
LAING AMY CAROLINE   born 27th May 1898 WAITARA
PLEASE CHECK ALL GUEST BOOKS YOU MAY FIND  SOMEONE LOOKING FOR YOU AND LEAVE YOUR INFO FOR OTHER FAMILY RESEARCHERS, MOST OF ENJOY YOUR FAMILY  QUEST.....PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION AND PRIVATE PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHT AND GIVEN FREELY FOR  FAMILY RESEARCHERS, AND NOT  TO BE SOLD.......
CAROLINE ROSINA HELENA  WILHELMINE HEDWIG  KRAENZLIN wife of AUGUST GODFREY LANGE, my Great, Grand Mother-.Prussian, married Berlin Gernany
Myself &  Mr Lobet, Waihi Hospital 100yrs Centenary 2003
AUGUST GODFREY ( Gottfried) LANGE-my Great Grandfather- French Hugenout. Lorrainne France
The ship my  Great Grandparents  Lange came from England to New Zealand on, the HEREFORD. It doesn't look very big, they were brave!Stettin-Szczencin, where  the Lange family once lived, Carl Lange was born here.A Lange Family Coat of ArmsCarl Lange, ( born in STETTIN) brother of my Great grandfather August Lange, with his wife Wilhelmina and only daughter.
photo courtesy of Margaret Lange ChCh NZGodfreys brother Carl Lange and FamilyNew Zealand,
 photo courtesy of Margaret Lange Ch Ch NZOur Godreys brother Carl Lange and Family
 photo courtesy of Margaret Lange ChCh Nz Map of PRUSSIA, showing STETTIN where Carl Lange was born in 1847, also France, Lorriane, Metz , Alsace on the  border in France,Stettin was a fortified town, known as Festung Stettin (Fortress Stettin), frequently contested between Prussia and Sweden. The city’s walls were demolished in the 19th century, but two gates survive. One is the Brandenburger Tor or Berliner Tor (Brandenburg Gate or Berlin Gate), now called the BramStettinALSACE LORRAINE FRANCEThe capital of LORRAINE FRANCE -METZ.Great Aunt Amy Lange , and Emily Bryant my Mothers sister My Grandmother Clara Helena Hedwig, standing aged 20yrs, and sister  Martha Lange 18yrsThe Great Aunts , Annie and Emily'sMeires  house  Timaru New  Zealand, both unmarriedGreatGrandmother  Wilhelmina LANGE(Meires) with Emily Meires, 2nd marriagea photo of Robert Armstrong and his family. Robert was Agnes Suddens's son and grandson of Robert Suddens and Agnes McDonald.
photo courtesy Margaret Lange
Now I have confirmed online, see link below, that Mother was right when she said Lange's were from PRUSSIA....Pommern was a Prussian province. Its capital was Stettin! Godfrey Lange's brother Carl Lange was  born in STETTIN 24.Nov 1847   Stettin (Szczecin) so possibly all the family that migrated to NZ were born there as well? Carl married in Stettin, 1866 left Hamburg for New Zealand 19 May 1872....passenger list here...I am now sifting through the Latter-day Saints Genealogy site to see what I can find.....this is getting exciting! It is also claimed that one of Carl's brother immigrated to America
LANGES METZ LORRAINE
FRANCE.
KRAENZLIN PRUSSIA