Origins Available: English
The origins of the Longhend name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Longhend was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Langland.
Longhend 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 Longhend family
The surname Longhend was first found in 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 Longhend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longhend research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1531, 1696, 1521, 1332 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Longhend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Longhend Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Longhend include Langland, Longlande, Longlands, Langlande and many more.
Early Notables of the Longhend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longhend family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Jennit Langland settled in New York in 1822 with four children; William Langland settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Longhend 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.