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The proud Norman name of Longe was developed in England soon after Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was name for a person who was tall, big, or lanky. The English Longe family is descended from a Norman noble of Preux in Normandy. The family name Longe became popular in England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats.

Longe Early Origins



The surname Longe was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Longe Spelling Variations


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Longe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Longe have been found, including Long, Longe and others.

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Longe Early History


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Longe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longe research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1838, 1391, 1447, 1419, 1478, 1451, 1508, 1489, 1556, 1517, 1581, 1575, 1560, 1610, 1594, 1637, 1621, 1617, 1692, 1600, 1673, 1613, 1659, 1630, 1631, 1607 and are included under the topic Early Longe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Long of Draycot Cerne (c.1391-1447), an English politician; John Long of Draycot Cerne (c.1419-1478), an English politician; Sir Thomas Long of Draycot (c.1451-1508), an English politician; Sir Henry Long ( ca. 1489-1556); Sir Robert Long ( c. 1517-c.1581), High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1575...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longe In Ireland


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Longe In Ireland



Some of the Longe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Longe were among those contributors:

Longe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Longe, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • Elias Longe, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • Nicholas Longe, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • William Longe, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Longe, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Longe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Danial Longe, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longe (post 1700)



  • William T. Longe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1954

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Motto


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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: Pieux quoique preux
Motto Translation: Pious although chivalrous.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Longe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longe 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 12 November 2015 at 11:02.

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