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The ancestors of the name Longdin date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the villages of Langdon or Longdon which had several locations around England. This place-name literally refers to an area that was known for a long hill.

Longdin Early Origins



The surname Longdin was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Longdin Spelling Variations


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Longdin Spelling Variations



Longdin has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.

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Longdin Early History


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Longdin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longdin research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1275 is included under the topic Early Longdin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longdin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longdin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longdin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Longdins to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Landon who settled in Maryland in 1775; John Langdon settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Kathleen Langdon settled in Virginia in 1705; Margaret and Thomas Langdon settled in Boston in 1820.

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Longdin Historic Events


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Longdin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Matilda Longdin, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. Arthur Longdin, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Longdin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longdin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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