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The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Longman. It was given to a long and tall person. 
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
The surname Longman was first found in Worcestershire
where one of the first records of the name was Alice Longemon who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
of that shire in 1275. A few years later Agnes Langeman was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1279 in Berkshire. 
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Longman has appeared include Longman, Longmane and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longman research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longman History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Longman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Longman arrived in North America very early:
Longman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Longman settled in Virginia in 1623
- Peter Longman, who landed in Virginia in 1623
- Wm Longman, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
- An Longman, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
- Antho Longman, who landed in Virginia in 1665
Longman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Longman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
Longman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Longman, aged 20, a boat builder, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
- Martha Longman, aged 23, a housemaid, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
- Phillip Longman (b. 1956), American demographer
- Frank Chandler "Shorty" Longman (1882-1928), American college football player and coach
- Evelyn Beatrice Longman (1874-1954), American woman sculptor
- George Henry Longman (1852-1938), English cricketer
- Thomas Longman (1699-1755), founder of Longman, an English publishing company
- Mr. B J Longman, British Lieutenant "A", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
- Richard Longman, British racing driver and renowned motorsport preparation expert
- Irene Maud Longman (1877-1964), first woman to be elected to the Queensland Parliament, Australia
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
The Longman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longman 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.
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