Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name 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 Longhellow 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 Longhellow family
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Longhellow Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Longhellow are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Longhellow include Longfellow, Longuville, Longville, Longfield and others.
Early Notables of the Longhellow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longhellow family to Ireland
Some of the Longhellow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Longhellow family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Longhellow, or a variant listed above: William Longfellow arrived in New England in 1630.
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