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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Longent originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.

Longent Early Origins



The surname Longent was first found in Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Longent Early History


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Longent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longent research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1689 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Longent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longent Spelling Variations


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Longent Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Longent revealed spelling variations, including Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.

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Longent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longent Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longent Notables 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Longent name: Laurence Langan, an 'enforced emigrant' from Ireland, who arrived in America in 1743; John Longan, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1775; William Langen, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1777.

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