Origins Available: English, Irish, Welsh
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Longfynd family once lived in the region of Langland. Longfynd is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Longfynd family
Lincolnshire where the name was derived from the Old English lang or long + land, collectively meaning "long land" referring to a long strip of land. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early History of the Longfynd family
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Longfynd Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Longfynd family name include Langland, Longlande, Longlands, Langlande and many more.
Early Notables of the Longfynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longfynd family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Longfynd surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jennit Langland settled in New York in 1822 with four children; William Langland settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Longfynd Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I hope.
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