Longdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Longdon is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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.
Early Origins of the Longdon family
The surname Longdon was first found in Cornwall where "the manor of Grimscott, [in the parish of Launcells] which is now divided into small tenements, was formerly the property of the Langdons." 
Early History of the Longdon family
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Longdon Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Longdon has been spelled many different ways, including Langdon, Landon, Langdown, Langsdown and others.
Early Notables of the Longdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longdon family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Longdons to arrive in North America: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Longdon (post 1700) +
- David Longdon (1965-2021), British multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist and co-songwriter of the progressive rock band Big Big Train
- John Longdon Gay (1866-1956), American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1928-31 
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- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html