Longchamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Longchamp family

The surname Longchamp was first found in Herefordshire "where Henry I. granted to Hugh de Longchamp the castle and manor of Wilton, to hold by the service of two mens-at-arms in the Welsh wars: and the gift was confirmed to his son, Hugh II, by Henry II., the year after accession. The next heir Henry de Longchamp, Sheriff of Hereford in 1190, and of Wrocester in 1195, married Maude, sister of William de Cantilupe, and died in 1211. " [1]

"Longchamp gained the absolute confidence of the King, who on leaving England for the Crusade of 1189, appointed him and Hugh Pudsey, joint regents of the Kingdom." [1]

Nigel de Longchamps, also known as Nigel Wireker, ( fl. c. 1190-1200), was an English satirist, poet and monk of Christ Church, Canterbury. William Longchamp (died 1197), also known as William de Longchamp or William de Longchamps, was a medieval Lord Chancellor, Chief Justiciar, and Bishop of Ely in England. His family originated in the village of Longchamps, Normandy.

His brother, Henry de Longchamp or Henry de Longo Campo (c1150-1212), born in Wilton Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire was an English politician, High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1190 and 1193 and later was appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1195 to 1197. [2]

Ralph of Longchamp (c.1155-c.1215) was an English physician and natural philosopher who taught at Oxford and possibly in Paris.

Longshaw is an area within Billinge Higher End at the western boundary of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester. And Longshaws, is a township, in the parish of Long Horsley, union of Morpeth, in Northumberland. The Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. The Estate has been held by the National Trust since 1931.

Early History of the Longchamp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longchamp research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Longchamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Longchamp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Longchamp, Longchampe, De Longchamp and many more.

Early Notables of the Longchamp family (pre 1700)

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United States Longchamp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longchamp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Longchamp, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [3]
Longchamp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marc Henri Longchamp, aged 33, who arrived in New York in 1849 [3]
  • Desarie Longchamp, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1849 [3]

Canada Longchamp migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longchamp Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jean Nicolas Longchamp, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Longchamp (post 1700) +

  • Gilles Longchamp, Canadian businessman, Montreal


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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)


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