Early Origins of the Longfert family
The surname Longfert 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 Longfert family
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Longfert Spelling Variations
Longfert has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Longford, Longforde, Longforth, Longforthe and others.
Early Notables of the Longfert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longfert family to Ireland
Some of the Longfert 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 Longfert family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Longferts to arrive on North American shores: 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.