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The distinguished surname Longhi originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Longhi came from a person who was tall and thin. The surname Longo is derived from the Old Italian word longo, which means long, tall.

Longhi Early Origins



The surname Longhi was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, where earliest records date to the 10th century, when Giovan-Jacopo, Bonaventura, and Filippo Longhi moved out of the city.

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Longhi Spelling Variations


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Longhi Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Longhi are Longo, Longhi, Luongo, Lungo, Lunghi, Slongo, Del Lungo, Della Lunga, Del Luongo, Longhini, Longhin, Lunghini, Lungherini, Longhetti, Lunghetti, Longoni and many more.

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Longhi Early History


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Longhi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longhi research. More information is included under the topic Early Longhi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longhi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longhi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Guglielmo Longhi, Cardinal of Rome in 1294; Martino Longhi the Elder (1534-1591) was an Italian architect; and his son, Onorio Longhi (1568-1619), an Italian architect; and his son, Martino Longhi the Younger (1602-1660), an Italian architect of the Baroque period. Luca Longhi (1507-1580) was...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longhi 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



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Longhi or a variant listed above:

Longhi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Teresa Longhi, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842

Longhi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alessandro Longhi, aged 33, who arrived in America from Serralunga, Italy, in 1910
  • Domenico Longhi, aged 23, who arrived in America from Massa Carara, Italy, in 1910
  • Enrico Longhi, aged 43, who arrived in America from Serralonga, Italy, in 1910
  • Eurico Longhi, aged 35, who arrived in America from Corno, Italy, in 1911
  • Alfonsina Longhi, aged 40, who arrived in America from Fresagrandinara, Italy, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhi (post 1700)



  • Mario Longhi, American CEO of United States Steel based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Vincent J. Longhi, American politician, Representative from New York 12th District, 1946, 1948, 1950
  • Roberto Longhi (1890-1970), Italian academic and art historian
  • Damiano Longhi (b. 1966), retired Italian football player who played from 1982 to 2002
  • Alessandro Longhi (b. 1989), Italian professional footballer
  • Giuseppe Longhi (1766-1831), Italian printmaker and writer
  • Alessandro Longhi (1733-1813), Italian Venetian portrait painter and printmaker, son of Pietro Longhi
  • Pietro Longhi (1702-1785), Italian painter of contemporary scenes of life
  • Jhonatan Longhi (b. 1988), Brazilian alpine skier at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    11. ...

    The Longhi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longhi 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.

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