Origins Available: Irish
There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Longint originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longain, which is derived from the word long, which means tall.
Early Origins of the Longint family
The surname Longint was first found in Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster
, in Northern Ireland
, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Longint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longint research.Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1689 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Longint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Longint Spelling Variations
Those scribes in Ireland
during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Longint family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Langan, Longan, Langen, Longen, O'Lonagain, Langhan, Langin, O'Langane, O'Longane, O'Langan and many more.
Early Notables of the Longint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longint family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Longint: Laurence Langan, an 'enforced emigrant' from Ireland
, who arrived in America in 1743; John Longan, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1775; William Langen, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1777.