The name Longmane comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a long and tall person. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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.
Early Origins of the Longmane family
The surname Longmane 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Longmane family
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Longmane 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 Longmane has undergone many spelling variations
, including Longman, Longmane and others.
Early Notables of the Longmane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longmane 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 Longmane were among those contributors: Peter Longman settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Longman settled in Virginia in 1677; William and Elizabeth Longman settled in Barbados in 1672.