Longmaid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Longmaid 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 Longmaid family

The surname Longmaid was first found in Devon, where the name dates back to at least the 14th century. [1] There are numerous different spellings of the surname.

Important Dates for the Longmaid family

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Longmaid Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Longmaid have been found, including Langmead, Langemead, Langmeed, Langmede, Langemede, Langmaid, Langmayd, Langmade, Longmead, Longmate and many more.

Early Notables of the Longmaid family (pre 1700)

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Longmaid migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Longmaid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Francis Longmaid, (b. 1809), aged 25 born in Truro, Cornwall, UK convicted in Gibralta Criminal Court on 2nd May 1834, sentenced for 14 years for assaulting an officer, transported aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1835 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
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