Early Origins of the Longfard family
The surname Longfard was first found in Derbyshire
, a village that dates back to 1197 when it was recorded as Langeford. As the name literally means "long ford," CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
there are other villages and parishes throughout Britain including Gloucestershire
, Coventry and Shropshire
Castle is located on the banks of the River Avon south of Salisbury, Wiltshire
. This huge well-kept castle was originally owned by the Cervingtons and is currently the seat of William Pleydell-Bouverie, 9th Earl of Radnor, but is open to the public at selected times. Longford
(Irish: an Longfort) is also a county town in County Longford, Ireland
. In this latter case, County Longford
is an Anglicization of an Irish Longfort, derived from "long" (meaning "ship") and "port" (meaning "port" or "dock".) County Longford
was traditionally known as Annaly (Irish: Anghaile,) Tethbae or Teffia (Irish: Teabhtha) and formed the territory of the Farrell clan.
Early History of the Longfard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longfard research.Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1486, 1510, 1600, 1153, 1537, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Longfard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Longfard Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Longfard include Longford, Longforde, Longforth, Longforthe and others.
Early Notables of the Longfard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longfard family to Ireland
Some of the Longfard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Longfard family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Longford
, who came to Virginia in 1651; Kath Longford, who came to Virginia in 1678; Michael Longford, who came to Barbados in 1692; Robert Longford, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1725.