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Early Origins of the Longshaw family
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.
Early History of the Longshaw family
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Longshaw Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Longshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longshaw family to Ireland
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Migration of the Longshaw family to the New World and Oceana
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Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Longshaw (post 1700)
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