Norman Conquest of England occurred. Soon after this event, the name would have been given to a tall person. The surname Longfellow is derived from the Old English word lang, meaning long or tall, and the Old English word felagh, which meant partner or shareholder.CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Longhelloe family
Cambridgeshire where in 1165, Henry de Longavilla held lands from Nigel de Luvetot. He descended from a branch of the Gifford family, barons of Langueville and Bolbec near Dieppe, Normandy. Osberne de Longeville or Bolbec gave the church of Pictariville, Normandy c. 990.
Other early listings of early variants of the name include: Richard de Logvil in Buckinghamshire in 1199, and Roger de Longavilla in Huntingdonshire c. 1200. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Longfellow variant may have been a nickname, CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Longhelloe family
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Longhelloe Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Longhelloe has been recorded under many different variations, including Longfellow, Longuville, Longville, Longfield and others.
Early Notables of the Longhelloe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longhelloe family to Ireland
Some of the Longhelloe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Longhelloe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Longhelloes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: William Longfellow arrived in New England in 1630.
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