Lengthorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lengthorn family

The surname Lengthorn was first found in Cornwall where "a manor in the parish of St. Mawgan is where a family called Pincerna settled, and adopted the local name as their surname. " [1] The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held lands as St. Mawgan in Cornwall.

Important Dates for the Lengthorn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lengthorn research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lengthorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lengthorn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lengthorn have been found, including Langhere, Lengherne, Lanherne, Langherne, Pincerna, Pincerne, Pincen, Lincerna and many more.

Early Notables of the Lengthorn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lengthorn family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lengthorn, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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