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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Longhead is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Langmead, in the county of Devon. This surname was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means the long meadow.

Longhead Early Origins



The surname Longhead was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
There are numerous different spellings of the surname.

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Longhead Spelling Variations


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Longhead Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Longhead has been spelled many different ways, including Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.

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Longhead Early History


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Longhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longhead research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Longhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longhead Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Longheads to arrive in North America:

Longhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Longhead, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • R Longhead, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Robert Longhead, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Longhead, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803

Longhead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhead (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Longhead (d. 1855), American politician, U.S. Consul in Dublin, 1854-55

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Longhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longhead 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.

This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:02.

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