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 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.
Early Origins of the Longhurst family
The surname Longhurst was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Longhurst family
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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.
Early Notables of the Longhurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longhurst family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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 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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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