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The lineage of the name Longhurst begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the ancient town of Langhurst in the southern county of Surrey. This habitation name was originally derived from the Old English words lang meaning long and hyrst meaning wooded hill. The origianl bearers of the surname lived in an area that was defined by the long wooded hill in the county of Surrey.

Longhurst Early Origins



The surname Longhurst was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Longhurst Spelling Variations


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Longhurst Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Longhurst has undergone many spelling variations, including Longhurst, Langhurst, Lainghurst, Longhirst, Longhearst, Longherst, Langhirst, Lainghirst, Langhearst, Langherst, Langhorst, Landhurst, Landhearst, Landhirst and many more.

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Longhurst Early History


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Longhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longhurst research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1221 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Longhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longhurst 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Longhurst were among those contributors:

Longhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Longhurst joined many who had landed in New York in the mid-1600's

Longhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Longhurst, who landed in America in 1802

Longhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Longhurst, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longhurst (post 1700)



  • Robert Longhurst (b. 1949), American sculptor and woodcarver
  • John Daniel Longhurst, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 2012
  • David Longhurst (1965-1990), English footballer
  • Tony Longhurst (b. 1957), Australian former racing driver and Australian Champion water skier
  • Henry Carpenter Longhurst (1909-1978), renowned British golf writer and commentator

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  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 Longhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longhurst 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 23 July 2016 at 22:33.

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