Longmuir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Longmuir family

The surname Longmuir 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 Longmuir family

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Longmuir Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Longmuir family (pre 1700)

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United States Longmuir migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longmuir Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel Longmuir, who arrived in New York in 1835 [2]
  • John Longmuir, who landed in New York in 1835 [2]

New Zealand Longmuir 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:

Longmuir Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • W. Longmuir, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Longmuir (post 1700) +

  • Alan Longmuir (1948-2018), Scottish musician and a founding member of the 1970s pop group, the Bay City Rollers
  • John Longmuir (1803-1883), versatile Scottish minister and antiquary, poet and lexicographer
  • James Boyd Longmuir CBE, TD (1907-1973), Scottish eminent Church of Scotland minister, Dean of the Chapel Royal (1969-1973)
  • David Longmuir, Scottish head of the Scottish Football League (2007-2013)
  • Justin Longmuir (b. 1981), Australian rules footballer who played for Freemantle (1999-2007)
  • William George "Bill" Longmuir (b. 1953), English professional golfer, winner of the 2003 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship
  • Troy Longmuir (b. 1979), Australian rules footballer
  • Derek Longmuir (b. 1951), Scottish drummer and a founding member of the Bay City Rollers

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Dickson Longmuir (d. 1912), aged 19, English Assistant Pantry Steward from Eastleigh, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]


  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. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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