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Multiple Origins for the Surname Longest


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Longest Early Origins



The surname Longest was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced with William Longespee ( c. 1176-1226), illegitimate son of King Henry II, nickname "Longespée" or "Long Sword."

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Longest Spelling Variations


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Longest Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Longespee, Longspey, Longspy, Longknife, Lunbgspey and many more.

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Longest Early History


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Longest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longest research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1298, 1375, 1455, 1487, 1176, 1226, 1188, 1213, 1212, 1250, 1244 and 1276 are included under the topic Early Longest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longest Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Longespée, (c.1176-1226), illegitimate son of Henry II of England, 3rd Earl of Salisbury. He was an English noble, best remembered for his command of the English forces at the Battle of Damme, remaining loyal to King John. King Henry acknowledged him as...

Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longest Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longest (post 1700)



  • James Longest, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Longest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longest 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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