Longmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Longmore family

The surname Longmore was first found in East Dunbartonshire at Langmuir, near Kirkintilloch, a town and former royal burgh about 8 miles (13km) northeast of Glasgow. Alternatively the name could have been derived from Longmore, near Ayr. [1] One of the first records of the name was Elice de la Longmore and Robert de Langemore of Ayrshire who rendered homage to King Edward I in his invasion of Scotland in 1296. [1]

Early History of the Longmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longmore research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1424, 1524, 1477 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Longmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Longmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Langmore, Langmuir, Langmoor, Langmuire, Longmuir, Longmore, Longmuire and many more.

Early Notables of the Longmore family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Longmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Longmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Longmore, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 [2]
Longmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Longmore, who settled in Virginia in 1739
Longmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Longmore, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]
  • John Longmore, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
Longmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Williamson Longmore, who arrived in New York, NY in 1905 [2]
  • George William Longmore, who landed in Colorado in 1907 [2]

New Zealand Longmore migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Longmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. A. Longmore, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bride" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 21st June 1858 [3]
  • Child Longmore, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bride" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 21st June 1858 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Longmore (post 1700) +

  • Paul K. Longmore (1946-2010), American professor of history, author, and notable disability activist
  • William J. Longmore, American politician, Burgess of Bellevue, Pennsylvania, 1927-29 [4]
  • Bill Longmore (1938-2018), British Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police (2012-2016)
  • Michael Colin Longmore (b. 1979), English cricketer who played for Staffordshire (1999-2005)
  • Roy Longmore (1894-2001), Australian centenarian, one of the last two living veterans of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) serving in World War I
  • Francis Longmore (1826-1898), Irish-born, Australian politician in colonial Victoria, Commissioner of Railways and Roads (186-1870) and for Crown Lands in 1875 and (1877-1880)
  • The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Sir Andrew Centlivres Longmore QC (b. 1944), British lawyer and judge, Lord Justice of Appeal in 2001
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Murray Longmore GCB, DSO (1885-1970), Australian-born, British early naval aviator, Commander-in-Chief of the RAF's Middle East Command from 1940 to 1941


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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