Longbottom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Longbottom surname comes from the Middle English words "long" and "bodme" a term used to describe a long valley. The name may have been taken on by someone who lived in such a valley, or it may have come from a place name such as Longbottom in West Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Longbottom family

The surname Longbottom was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat and holding estates. One of the earliest records of this family was of Richard Longbottom who held estates in 1379 in that shire with either his brother or father, Thomas Longbottom.

Early History of the Longbottom family

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Longbottom Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Longbottom include Longbottom, Langbottom, Longebottom, Longbotehom, Langbotehom, Longbotham, Longbothom, Longbottome, Longbottham and many more.

Early Notables of the Longbottom family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Longbottom family to Ireland

Some of the Longbottom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Longbottom migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Longbottom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Longbottom who settled in America in 1754
Longbottom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Longbottom who arrived in New York in 1851
  • George Longbottom, who landed in New York in 1851 [1]
  • Elizabeth Longbottom who settled to Kansas in 1873
Longbottom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Longbottom, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from Huddersfield, in 1902
  • David Longbottom, aged 40, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1904
  • J. G. Longbottom, aged 36, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Pattie Longbottom, aged 30, who landed in America from Shipley, England, in 1907
  • Sandy Longbottom, aged 36, who landed in America from Rushmond, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Longbottom migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longbottom Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Longbottom who sailed to Toronto, Canada, in 1871
Longbottom Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Jane Longbottom, aged 71, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1912

Australia Longbottom migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Longbottom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Longbottom, aged 27, a stone mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

New Zealand Longbottom migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Longbottom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Longbottom, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Miss Ann Longbottom, (b. 1830), aged 34, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Longbottom (post 1700) +

  • Robert Longbottom, American Tony award nominated dancer, choreographer, and director
  • Arthur Longbottom (b. 1933), birth name of Arthur Langley, former English footballer who played from 1954 to 1965
  • Arthur William Longbottom (1883-1943), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Halifax (1928–1931)
  • Charles Brooke Longbottom OBE (1930-2013), British barrister, businessman and politician, Chairman of Austin and Pickersgill, Ship builders
  • Kieran Longbottom (b. 1985), Australian rugby union footballer
  • George Longbottom, Australian rugby league player
  • Kevin Longbottom, Aboriginal Australian professional rugby league player

The Longbottom Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Labor omnia vincit
Motto Translation: Hard work conquers all.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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