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Multiple Origins for the Surname Longshaw


English


Longshaw Early Origins



The surname Longshaw was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held lands.

Nigel de Longchamps, also known as Nigel Wireker, ( fl. c. 1190-1200), was an English satirist, poet and monk of Christ Church, Canterbury. William Longchamp (died 1197), also known as William de Longchamp or William de Longchamps, was a medieval Lord Chancellor, Chief Justiciar, and Bishop of Ely in England. His family originated in the village of Longchamps, Normandy. His brother, Henry de Longchamp or Henry de Longo Campo (c1150-1212), born in Wilton Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire was an English politician, High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1190 and 1193 and later was appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1195 to 1197. Ralph of Longchamp (c.1155-c.1215) was an English physician and natural philosopher who taught at Oxford and possibly in Paris.

Longshaw is an area within Billinge Higher End at the western boundary of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester. And Longshaws, is a township, in the parish of Long Horsley, union of Morpeth, in Northumberland. The Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. The Estate has been held by the National Trust since 1931.


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Longshaw Spelling Variations


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Longshaw Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Longchamp, Longchampe, De Longchamp and many more.

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Longshaw Early History


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Longshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longshaw research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Longshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Longshaw In Ireland


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Longshaw In Ireland



Some of the Longshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Longshaw, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Longshaw, aged 26, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Lavinia Longshaw, aged 29, who settled in America from Newton Heath, England, in 1907
  • John E. Longshaw, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Birkenhead, England, in 1912
  • Walter Longshaw, aged 7, who landed in America from Bryn Gates, England, in 1920
  • Harry Longshaw, aged 9, who landed in America from Bryn Gates, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longshaw (post 1700)



  • William Longshaw Jr. (1836-1865), British-born physician who served in the United States Union Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Longshaw (DD-559), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Oswald Edgar "Ted" Longshaw (1926-2011), British businessman, best known for his involvement in radio-controlled car racing

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Longshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longshaw 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 September 2017 at 10:03.

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