names to come from Britain, Longmead is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Langmead, in the county of
. This surname was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means the long meadow.
, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century.
There are numerous different spellings of the surname.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longmead research.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Longmead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Longmead has been spelled many different ways, including Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.