De longe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name De longe belongs to the early history of France, in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency at Longueuil, in Normandy.

Early Origins of the De longe family

The surname De longe was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family established itself in early times.

One of the first records of the name was Guillaume Longue-Épée (c. 893-942), also known as William Longsword. He was the second ruler of Normandy, from 927 until his assassination in 942 when he was ambushed and killed by followers of Arnulf while at a peace conference to settle their differences. He was son of the Viking Rollo (c.846-930), the first ruler of Normandy.

Early History of the De longe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De longe research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1470, and 1880 are included under the topic Early De longe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De longe Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name De longe, including Delong, DeLong, Delon, Long, Lelong, Longin, Longet, Longuet, Longuay, Longueuil, Longeau, Longueau, Longeaux, Longueaux, Longeaud, Longaud, Longeret, Longueret and many more.

Early Notables of the De longe family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Richard Olivier de Longueuil, a French prelate, who was ordered by the pope to oversee the trial of Jeanne d'Arc, and...
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United States De longe migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name De longe has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name De longe were

De longe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Delonge, aged 27, originally from Aldenhoven, arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "Lahn" from Bremen, Germany [1]
De longe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lucio De Longe, aged 21, originally from Fragneto d'Abate, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Naples, Italy [2]
  • Corneel Jos. DeLonge, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name De longe (post 1700) +

  • Jennifer Jenkins DeLonge, born Jennifer Jenkins, an American entrepreneur, product and interior designer, wife of guitarist Tom DeLonge
  • Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge Jr., (b. 1975), American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, lead vocalist of the rock band Angels & Airwaves
  • Franz Josef Delonge (1927-1988), German lawyer and politician
  • Marco Delonge (b. 1966), retired East German long jumper, silver medalist at the 1985 European Junior Championships
  • Franz-Benno Delonge (1957-2007), German designer of German-style board games on Facebook
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