Longlaid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Longlaid is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Langmead, in the county of Devon. This surname was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means the long meadow.
Early Origins of the Longlaid family
The surname Longlaid was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century.  There are numerous different spellings of the surname.
Early History of the Longlaid family
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Longlaid Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Longlaid include Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.
Early Notables of the Longlaid family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longlaid family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Longlaid were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Robert Langmead, who settled at Pouch Cove in Newfoundland in 1841. William Langmayd was registered in Petty Harbour in 1708. Richard Langmeed sailed to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1841 and B.E. Langmade landed in San Francisco in 1852..
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.