Early Origins of the Longfeart family
The surname Longfeart 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 Longfeart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longfeart 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 Longfeart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Longfeart Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Longfeart were recorded, including Longford, Longforde, Longforth, Longforthe and others.
Early Notables of the Longfeart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longfeart family to Ireland
Some of the Longfeart 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 Longfeart family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Longfeart family emigrate to North America: 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.