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Where did the English Longuville family come from? What is the English Longuville family crest and coat of arms? When did the Longuville family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Longuville family history?The Longuville family name is thought to be of Norman origins. It comes from an early member of the family who was a tall person. The surname Longfellow is derived from the Old English word lang, meaning long or tall, and the Old English word felagh, which meant partner or shareholder.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Longfellow, Longuville, Longville, Longfield and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longuville research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1807 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Longuville History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longuville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Longuville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Longuville or a variant listed above: William Longfellow arrived in New England in 1630.
The Longuville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longuville Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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