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Longford Early Origins



The surname Longford was first found in Derbyshire at Longford, a village that dates back to 1197 when it was recorded as Langeford. As the name literally means "long ford," [1]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. Longford 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.

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Longford Spelling Variations


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Longford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Longford have been found, including Longford, Longforde, Longforth, Longforthe and others.

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Longford Early History


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Longford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longford 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 Longford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longford In Ireland


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Longford In Ireland



Some of the Longford 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Longford, or a variant listed above:

Longford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Longford, who came to Virginia in 1651
  • John Longford, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Kath Longford, who came to Virginia in 1678
  • Michael Longford, who came to Barbados in 1692

Longford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Longford, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1725
  • Joseph Longford, who came to North Carolina in 1736
  • Elizabeth Longford, a bonded passenger who arrived to America in 1770
  • John Longford, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1772

Longford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Longford, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • Richard Longford, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longford (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Longford (1906-2002), British author, née Elizabeth Harman
  • Joseph Henry Longford (1849-1925), British consular official in Japan (1869-1902) and Professor of Japanese at King's College London
  • Raymond Longford (1878-1959), Australian film director, actor and screen-writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Longford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longford 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.

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